PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING THE GAMES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE GAMES.
HugMice would like to thank you for visiting our website. This document contains the terms and conditions (“Terms”) for governing your access to, and use of , the Website and the Games developed by HugMice and all officially associated websites and micro-sites(collectively, the "Website"), any games operated by HugMice through the Website (the “Games”), and all features, functions software and services offered through this Website. The Website, the Games and the features, functions, software and services offered through this Website collectively constitute the "Service."
1. Legal Agreement
These Terms constitute a legal agreement between you and HugMice. Your using this Website or otherwise accessing or downloading any of our Games, shall constitute your agreement to accept and be bound by the terms and conditions appearing in these Terms, and your agreement to comply with any Rules of Conduct posted on the Website or otherwise provided to you by HugMice (the "Rules of Conduct") and any end-user license agreement ("EULA") applicable to our Games software or other software that we may provide in connection with the Service (the "Software"), as they may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, please do not access or otherwise use the HugMice Website and our Games. In this Agreement, the terms "We/us/our" mean HugMice "You/your" means you as a user of the Website or of our Games. The “Games” means the multiplayer online Games developed by HugMice.
You hereby represent that you have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement and you are not barred from receiving services offered by the Website under the French laws or other applicable jurisdiction. You understand that the services being offered may include certain communications from HugMice, such as service announcements, administrative messages or other information, and that these communications constitute part of the Service being offered by the Website and you may not have the right to opt out of receiving them. Your use of the Website and the Service is subject at all times to these Terms, the Rules of Conduct, and any applicable EULA. All nicknameentities created on the Website are governed by these Terms. This includes, but is not limited to, proper in-game and out-of-game conduct relating to the Games. This Agreement is in addition to, and does not in any way replace or supplant, any EULA or any additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other HugMice products, services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
2. Changes to terms
HugMice may amend these Terms, the Rules of Conduct, and any EULA at any time in our sole discretion. Amendments and modifications will be effective immediately after publishing them on the Website or otherwise providing you a copy thereof, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. You agree to and are responsible for checking this Agreement, the Rules of Conduct and any EULA periodically so you will be familiar with their contents as they may be amended or modified from time to time. By continuing to use any portion of the Service, you are signifying your acceptance of any revised or updated terms. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Service.
HugMice provides free-to-play, multi-player online Games and related features, functions and services available through the Website, such as community forums and other interactive areas. To access our Games, it is not required to download and install certain client software. The Games are available online for free. Such access entails the use of hardware, software and Internet access (which you acknowledge play a crucial role in your user experience). If you wish, you can download and install client software, “the Standalone”. Such access entails the use of hardware, software and Internet access. The sole official Standalone is available for download via the official game and the official game website. You agree that HugMice is not responsible for any problem encountered with the download and/or installation of any other standalone, referred to as the non-official standalones. You agree that HugMice is not responsible for any hardware, software or Internet access, quality, suitability or unavailability issues. HugMice does not provide Internet access, and you are responsible for all fees relating to telephone and Internet access charges along with all necessary equipment, servicing, repair or correction incurred in maintaining connectivity to the servers.
4. Proprietary Rights
HugMice is the owner of the Website, the Games, the Software and the Service, which are protected by French and international law including copyright laws. All rights and title in and to the Website, the Games, the Software and the Service, all features and content thereof (including without limitation any user accounts, titles, computer code, files, Games software, client and server software, tools, patches, updates, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, storylines, objects, content, text, dialogue, catch phrases, themes, locations, concepts, artwork, designs, graphics, pictures, video, animation, sounds, music, musical, compositions, sound recordings, audio-visual effects, information, data, documentation, , "applets", chat transcripts, character profile information, Games play, and recordings ) and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively the "Proprietary Materials") are the proprietary property of HugMice or its licensors and are protected by French and international copyright and other proprietary rights laws. In the event that you make any modifications, adaptations or derivative works of any kind to the Proprietary Materials (the "Modifications"), whether authorized or unauthorized, you understand and agree that you shall retain no rights of any kind in and to such Modifications and that all rights therein shall belong solely to HugMice. You hereby assign and transfer to HugMice, without any compensation, any and all rights you may have in and to such Modifications.
5.1 Registration procedure You may be required to create an account (an "Account") to access our Games and certain features and functions or our Service. You are entitled to create as many accounts as you wish subject to compliance to these Terms and Conditions of Use.
If you are under the age of 13, you must have your parents or guardian agreement to create an account and we require that you review these Terms with your parents or guardian to ensure they read and agree to them. If you are the parent of guardian of a user of our website and you have questions about this website or these terms, please contact us at [email protected] By creating an Account or otherwise using the Service, you represent that you are at least age 13 and agree to these Terms, or that you are under 13 years of age and your parents or legal guardian have read and agreed to these Terms, and you understand and agree that we are relying upon that representation in allowing you to use the Service.
Notwithstanding the above, certain portions of our Website and some of our Games may contain mature contents not suitable for anyone younger than 18 years of age. We will require that you confirm that you are 18 years of age or older to access such content. If you enter any portion of the Website which is intended for or is marked for mature audiences only, you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old or the applicable age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and have the legal right to access such content. We shall not be responsible in any way for your failure to accurately confirm your age per the terms hereunder.
You, as creator of your Account and Nickname, are solely responsible for your Nickname. HugMice will not tolerate offensive or obscene Nicknames. If a Nickname violates any part of these terms, we may immediately, temporarily, or permanently ban such a Nickname, with or without notice.
HugMice is not responsible for any misuse of your Account or your Nickname, you agree to accept all risks of unauthorized access to your Account and to hold HugMice and its affiliates harmless from and against any improper use of your Account or your Nickname, including, but not limited to, improper use by someone to whom you revealed your password. Please note that, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Nickname and password, and you agree to notify us if your password is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You are solely responsible for all activities and transactions that occur under your Account, and HugMice is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your account, including without limitation in the event that your password is stolen or revealed to a third party. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security in relation to the Website, the Service or our Games known to you. HugMice provides you with choice to change your password in order to safeguard your Account subject to a valid email previously linked to the account. This option is available in the menu under “Change my password”. You can ask to change your email via the contact form at http://forum.hugmice.com/contact.
5.2 Community Platform By creating an account on one of the Games, you automatically access to the services provided with the Community Platform. These services are free and without obligation of purchase. The Community Platform enables you to play any of the Games with the same account. On this account your statistics, friend list and tribe are saved. You can use this account to chat with your friends and tribe members while playing another game of the community platform. You can also access the Forums via the Games.
5.3 Forum By creating an account on of the Games, you can then access to the Forums. The Forums are available via the Games and at http://forum.hugmice.com/forums. Access and participation in the Forums are free and without obligation of purchase. You agree that HugMice cannot guarantee access to the Forums as the society is not responsible for any hardware, software or Internet access, quality, suitability or unavailability issues. If you do not respect these Terms and Conditions of Use, your account will be banned from the Forums.
5.4 Referrals The Games offers you the possibility to refer new players. To do so, referees have to create a new account via the link given in the menu “More [in game money]”. Each referred player enables his referrer to win 1 in game free credit (Cheese in HugMice, Hazelnut in Bouboum, Potato in Fortoresse) every 10 free in game credits collected by the referred player. HugMice assumes no liability if the link is posted on a third-party website in violation with the rules of aforesaid website. HugMice does not offer any purchasable credits (Fraises) for the use and distribution of the referral link. HugMice does not offer any free credits to referred players. HugMice assumes no liability if the link is posted with a false promise of free credits and/or purchasable credits. If you encounter such acts, you can report them via the contact form .
7. Games Updates
Update or “patch” are made directly on servers and do not have any consequences on your computer.
You understand and agree that when you communicate with other players within a game or utilize any interactive features available on the Website, such as instant messaging, forums or chat rooms; thereby these communications are recognized as public. Such communications and postings are transmitted through our servers, and we may, but are not obligated to, monitor all such communications and postings. You acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with respect to any such communications or postings, and you expressly consent to such monitoring.
Subject to these Terms and any applicable EULA, HugMice grants to you, for your noncommercial and personal use only, a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, nontransferable and nonsublicensable license to access and use the Service and the Proprietary Materials Except as expressly permitted in these Terms or in the applicable EULA, such license does not include, and you agree not to engage in, any: (a) resale, sublicense, lending or commercial use of the Services or the Proprietary Materials therein (b) distribution, public performance or public display of any Proprietary Materials except in connection with Games play in the ordinary course (d) modifying, adapting, altering, enhancing, or otherwise making any derivative uses of any Games, Games content or other Proprietary Materials, or any portion thereof (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Proprietary Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site (g) reverse engineer or decompile the Proprietary Materials, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the Games or other software included in the Proprietary Materials; or (h) any use of the Services or the Proprietary Materials other than for its intended purpose.
Any use of the Service or the Proprietary Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of HugMice is strictly prohibited and will, at HugMice’s option, terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to or rights in intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time with or without cause.
10. User Content
The Service may include discussion forums, chat rooms, user feedback, messaging features, comments and other interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”) in which you or other users create, post, send or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on or through the Website (the "User Content"). User Content posted to the Website is publicly available and not confidential and will become the sole property of HugMice. HugMice strongly recommends that you not publish any personal information about yourself or others on or through the Website. In consideration of your use of the Service, you hereby transfer and assign to HugMice all right, title and interest in and to the User Content you create, post, store or transmit on or through the Website, including all intellectual property rights therein, and HugMice shall be entitled to the unrestricted use, dissemination and other exploitation of such User Content for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You are solely responsible for the User Content you post and for your use of such Interactive Areas. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following: (a) User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable; (b) User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, (c) User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content (d) User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations; (f) Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; (g) Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and (h) User Content that violates the Rules of Conduct or that, in the sole judgment of HugMice, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which may expose HugMice or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
HugMice takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is HugMice liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk.
As a provider of interactive services, HugMice is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although HugMice has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted in any Interactive Area, HugMice reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense.. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.
You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Terms or the Rules of Conduct and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity. You shall be solely liable for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies resulting from any infringement of such right or any other harm resulting from any User Content you provide
11. User Conduct
11.1 Banned conducts - Global rules You must observe these Terms, all Rules of Conduct, all applicable laws and all basic rules of etiquette and common courtesy when using the Website and the Service. Any conduct that violates the law in an offline, real world community is also a violation of these terms. HugMice will not tolerate any illegal or offensive conduct.
Without limiting the foregoing, in addition to the User Content rules set forth in Section 10 above, you agree not to take any of the following actions: (a) Harm minors in any way; (b) Impersonate any person or entity, including any HugMice officials, forum leaders, guides, hosts, employees or agents, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (c) Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message transmitted through the Website; (d) Upload, post, e-mail, 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; (e) Interfere with or disrupt the Service, the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website; (f) "Stalk," threaten or otherwise harass or cause discomfort to another; (g) Collect, store, post or otherwise disseminate any personal data about other users; (h) Impede or disrupt the Service or the normal flow of Games play or dialogue in the Games or in Interactive Areas on the Site or use vulgar language, abusiveness, use of excessive shouting (ALL CAPS) "spamming" or any other disruptive or detrimental methods in an attempt to disturb other users or HugMice employees; (i) Engage in, encourage, or promote any illegal activity, or any activity that violates these Terms or the Rules of Conduct; (j) Engage in any actions that defraud or attempt to defraud, scam or cheat others out of any items that have been earned through authorized Games play; (k) Cheat or utilize unauthorized exploits in connection with the Games or the Service; (l) Using or exploiting any bugs, errors, or design flaws to obtain unauthorized access to the Service or to gain an unfair advantage over other players, (m) trade, sell, auction or otherwise transfer any virtual items or goods of any nature outside the Games; and/or (n) Take any action that disrupts the Service or that negatively affects or may prohibit other users from enjoying the Website, the Games or any other aspect of the Service.
11.2 Specific rules In addition to global rules in 11.1, some prohibited conducts are specific to the Games.
11.2.1 All games (a) Cheat on the main account or an alt account; asking for cheats; giving out cheats. (b) On the in game chat: Spam/Flood; Caps-lock abuse; Advertising; General vulgarity; Inappropriate or vulgar links; Severe insulting; Insults to the staff; Misleading players; Provocation; Promoting trollish topics; Xenophobia; Wrong languages in chat. (c) It’s prohibited to create and/or use an account to that copies entirely or partially the account of a Staff Member (nickname, avatar) in order to pose as such in front of other players. It’s prohibited to pose as a Staff Member in front of other players. Nicknames which violates these Terms and/or Rules are prohibited. It’s prohibited to use an account for phishing (stealing accounts, stealing private data) or scam (stealing money). (d) If you’ve been punished for having a behavior violating the Rules of Conduct, you are then prohibited from coming back with another account in order to evade the sanction. Hence, are prohibited the mute evasion (Mute : prevents you to speak on the in Games chat box) and Ban evasion (Ban : prevents you to access to the Games). Evading a mute or ban will result in a higher punishment.. If you feel that you were punished unfairly, you can contact the moderation directly or use the contact form . (e)When a player bothers you in game, you can propose a vote to the other players present in order to ban them from your room with the command /ban called voteban. Voteban abuse is prohibited. Abuse means getting together with friends or tribe members to purposely ban any random player for no reason. It’s prohibited to use the voteban indiscriminately or for fun. This command is dedicated exclusively to ban players disturbing the room. (f) Tribe names violating these Terms and/or the Rules of Conduct. (g) Leaking/Sharing private information relevant to the Games, leaking/sharing private information on another player, harassing another player on the Games or third-party software used to communicate with players of the Games.
11.2.2 HugMice (a) HugMice enables you to create your own maps with the map editor available directly in game. Are prohibited: maps created to purposely crash (dead stop) or lag (slow down) the room and/or the game, maps violating these Terms or the Rules of Conduct, copying/stealing maps. (b) When you’ve saved 1000 mice as shaman, you can activate hard shaman mode. In hard mode, you can create and invoke a totem (a building made of shaman objects). Are prohibited: totems created to purposely crash (dead stop) or lag (slow down) the room and/or the game, totems violating these Terms or the Rules of Conduct. (c) It’s prohibited as a shaman to try to crash (dead stop) or lag (slow down) a room and/or the game.
11.3 Penalties HugMice may take any actions and impose any penalties we deem necessary to discourage and punish any violation of these terms or any other illegal or inappropriate conduct, all without prior notice or warning. The determination as to whether a violation has occurred and who is responsible for such act is solely within HugMice's discretion, and is based on what we deem best for the community and the Website. By using the Website, you agree you will be bound by HugMice's determination as to whether a violation has occurred and any penalty we choose to implement. Violation of the rules displayed in 11.1 and 11.2 will be punished by either a mute (prevents you to speak on the in Games chat box), un ban (prevents you to access to the Games), or even a permanent ban depending of the gravity and recurrence of these conducts. As the account is linked to the Community Platform, any sanction in one of the Games or on the Forums will automatically be applied to all the Games for the referred account.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Website for noncommercial purposes, provided such link does not portray HugMice or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time. You may not use an HugMice logo or other proprietary graphic of HugMice to link to this Website without the express written permission of HugMice. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any HugMice trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Website, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Website without HugMice's express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of HugMice or any third party. HugMice makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Website, or Web sites linking to the Website. Such sites are not under the control of HugMice and HugMice is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. HugMice provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by HugMice of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Website, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Website.
13. Third Party Content
HugMice may provide or make available third party content on the Website or through the Service and may provide links to Web pages and content of third parties (collectively the "Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. HugMice does not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites. HugMice does not endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. HugMice does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.
14. Advertisements and promotions; Third-party products and Services
HugMice may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Website or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Website. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions are solely between you and such third party. HugMice is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of such non- HugMice advertisers or third party information on the Website.
15. Official Service and Beta Testing
The Games is designed for play only as offered through our Services at the Website. You agree not to access, create or provide any other means through which the Games may be played by others, such as through server emulators. You agree not to use any hardware or software, including but not limited to third party tools, or any other method of support which may in any way influence or give you an advantage in the use of the Services which is not authorized by HugMice, including but not limited to the use of ‘bots’ and/or any other method by which the Service may be played automatically without human input. You acknowledge that you do not have the right to create, publish, distribute, create derivative works from or use any software programs, utilities, applications, emulators or tools derived from or created for the Games, except that you may use the Software to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms and the applicable EULA. You may not take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You do not have ownership of and may not sell, transfer, trade or auction any “Accounts”, “Cheese" or Proprietary Materials, nor may you assist others in doing so, except as expressly authorized by HugMice. HugMice does not recognize any transfers occurring outside of the Service of anything related to the Service. You may be given the opportunity to Beta test new Website features. Your participation as a Beta tester is subject to the terms and conditions below. You acknowledge that the you are using a preliminary, preview edition of the Websites features and that you are participating in a beta test thereof (the "Beta Test"), and that Website features may contain bugs, may not operate properly or perform all intended functions, may interfere with the functioning of other software applications, and may cause errors, data loss or other problems. Closed Beta Tests are confidential, and you agree to that all information about the Services and the Beta Test, including without limitation any comments, ideas or other feedback (collectively the "Feedback") you provide to HugMice regarding the Services or the Beta Test, shall be treated as confidential (the "Confidential Information"). You agree not to use the Confidential Information in any manner, except for your personal use for the sole purpose of testing Website features, and you agree to prevent and protect the Confidential Information, or any part thereof, from disclosure to any person. You further agree to take all steps reasonably necessary to protect the secrecy of the Confidential Information and to prevent the Confidential Information from falling into the public domain or into the possession of unauthorized persons. All Confidential Information shall remain the sole property of HugMice, and HugMice may use such Confidential Information for any purpose without any obligation to you. You will carry out the testing personally and not provide access to the Beta Test to any other person. You agree that breach of the above confidentiality obligations will cause irreparable harm to HugMice, and HugMice is entitled to (in addition to any other remedies available to it) ex parte injunctive relief without bond to prevent the breach or threatened breach of your obligations. Your obligation to keep the Beta Test confidential will continue until HugMice publicly distributes, or has otherwise disclosed to the public through no fault of yours, each of the content that you are testing. As a Beta tester, you are invited to participate in Beta Test for the sole purpose of evaluating new features and identifying errors. Nothing in these Terms, or on this Website, shall be construed as granting you any rights or privileges of any kind with respect to the Games or content that you find here. If you ever encounter a problem in the Games directly linked to your use of the Beta Test, you can contact us at: [email protected]
16. Modules (HugMice)
You can create “Modules” in HugMice. Modules are mini-games programmed in Lua. Only accounts which have never been banned can create or launch Modules. There are two types of Modules: official modules and non-official modules. Only HugMice can state is a module is official or not.
In any case, it’s prohibited to use Modules for any use outside the ones displayed in the general rules for Modules available on the official forum. Hence, are prohibited Modules: (a) With direct or indirect remuneration (e.g. a link with advertisement included). (b) Homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-Semitic, vulgar, offensive, or any content inciting violence or hatred. (c) Religious, politic, or any controversial subject. (d) Inciting to cheat or utilize unauthorized exploits in connection with the Games or the Service. (e) Inciting to "stalk," threaten or otherwise harass or cause discomfort to another; enabling or inciting to share/leak private information ; and/or any other action that could endanger another player. (f) Collecting, stocking, publishing or sharing private data on another user without HugMice express consent. (g) Spreading a virus or any other harmful software directly or indirectly (e.g. download link with a Trojan included). (h) Using copyrighted materials without express prior written consent of the copyright owner. (i) Engaging in, encouraging, or promoting any illegal activity, or any activity that violates these Terms or the Rules of Conduct; (j) Enabling any action that disrupts the Service or that negatively affects or may prohibit other users from enjoying the Website, the Games or any other aspect of the Service.
You are irrevocably assigning and transferring your rights and waiving all moral rights on your creations to HugMice pursuant to article 4. Proprietary Rights. HugMice reserves the right to modify and/or delete any Module at its sole discretion without any previous notice or justification afterwards.
17. Interruption of Service
(a) HugMice reserves the right to interrupt the Service from time to time on a regularly scheduled basis or otherwise with or without prior notice in order to perform maintenance. You agree that HugMice will not be liable for any interruption of the Service, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever. (b) You acknowledge that the Service may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of HugMice, and HugMice cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Services or your Account whenever you may wish to do so. HugMice shall not be liable for any interruption of the Services, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever. (c) HugMice has the right at any time with or without reason to change and/or eliminate any aspect(s) of the Services as it sees fit in its sole discretion. (d) HugMice is not be obligated to refund all or any portion of any Account fee (if any), by reason of any interruption of the Services by reason of any of the circumstances described in paragraph (a) or (b).
18. Disciplinary Action/Account Termination
HugMice MAY SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, BLOCK ACCESS TO OR DELETE THE SERVICE OR ANY ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE. HugMice may at its option issue warnings and temporary suspensions and permanent terminations of Accounts for user violations. We retain the sole discretion as to when and how to impose warnings, penalties and/or disciplinary actions. We consider the severity of the violation and the number of infractions in making our determination; however, any determination shall be under the absolute discretion of HugMice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HugMice always retains the right to terminate or suspend your account at any time for any reason, or for no reason, with or without any warnings and with or without notice.. For the avoidance of doubt, you herby acknowledge that HugMice has sole discretion with respect to termination of your Account, even if there are credits remaining on your Account. If you feel you or your Account has been unfairly warned or disciplined please contact us with a full detailed explanation.
You have the right to terminate or cancel your Account at any time by delivering notice to HugMice by the contact form. You understand and agree that the cancellation of your Nickname is your sole right and remedy with respect to any dispute, including, but not limited to, any related to, or arising out of: (i) any term of this Agreement or HugMice’s enforcement or application of this Agreement; (ii) the User Contents; (iii) your ability to access and/or use the Service or the Website; or (iv) the amount or type of fees, surcharges, applicable taxes, billing methods, or any change to the fees, applicable taxes, surcharges or billing methods. You may cancel your Account by delivering notice to HugMice via the contact form.
In the event your Account is terminated or canceled for any reason, or for no reason, no refund will be granted, no online time or other credits (Cheese, Fraise, Hazelnut, Potato) will be credited to you or converted to cash or other form of reimbursement, and you will have no further access to your Account. Any delinquent or unpaid accounts or accounts with unresolved disputes must be settled before HugMice may allow you to register again.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HugMice, its independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees, agents, partners, affiliates, and subsidiaries, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Website, your conduct, your violations of these Terms, any misuse of the Service, or your violation of the rights of any third party.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that: (a) WHEN USING THE SERVICES, THE SOFTWARE MAY MONITOR YOUR COMPUTER'S RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (RAM) AND/OR CPU PROCESSES FOR UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY PROGRAMS RUNNING CONCURRENTLY WITH THE SOFTWARE. AN “UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY PROGRAM” AS USED HEREIN SHALL BE DEFINED AS ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY “ADD-ON” OR “MOD,” THAT IN HugMice’S SOLE DETERMINATION: (i) ENABLES OR FACILITATES CHEATING OF ANY TYPE; (ii) ALLOWS USERS TO MODIFY OR HACK THE SOFTWARE INTERFACE, ENVIRONMENT, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IN ANY WAY NOT EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY HugMice; OR (iii) INTERCEPTS, “MINES,” OR OTHERWISE COLLECTS INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SOFTWARE. IN THE EVENT THAT THE SOFTWARE DETECTS AN UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY PROGRAM, IT MAY COMMUNICATE INFORMATION BACK TO HugMice, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR ACCOUNT NAME, DETAILS ABOUT THE UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY PROGRAM DETECTED, AND THE TIME AND DATE THE UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY PROGRAM WAS DETECTED; AND/OR AND ATALIER 801 SARL MAY EXERCISE ANY OR ALL OF ITS RIGHTS UNDER THIS SECTION OF THE AGREEMENT, WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO THE USER. (b) HugMice MAY MONITOR OR RECORD YOUR CHAT SESSIONS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION TRANSMITTED OR RECEIVED THROUGH THE GAMES OR THE SERVICE AND YOU CONSENT TO SUCH MONITORING OR RECORDING. (c) You may not hold HugMice responsible for any loss resulting from your use of the Service or any in-game trading activities. You may not hold HugMice responsible for any information that is passed between players. HugMice does not guarantee the safe keeping of information that is passed between players and will not be held responsible for any resulting losses or consequences arising from the improper use of said information. You may not hold HugMice responsible for any in-game feature or item loss. HugMice does not guarantee the availability of any in-game items, or any Services.
21. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (a) THE SERVICE, THE GAMES, THE WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. HugMice AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SERVICE, THE GAMES AND THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. HugMice DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE, THE GAMES, THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, AVAILABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. HugMice ALSO DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE GAMES, THE WEBSITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. (b) HugMice AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (iii) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. (c) WHILE HugMice ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICE SAFE, HugMice CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. (d) A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE: DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS. (e) REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, PROCESSES OR OTHER INFORMATION, BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION THEREOF, OR ANY AFFILIATION THEREWITH, BY HugMice
22. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL HugMice, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICE, THE GAMES OR ANY OF THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM HugMice, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO HugMice'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF HugMice, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE GAMES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO HugMice FOR ACCESS TO OR USE THEREOF. Some states do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, so they may not apply to you and in such a case you agree that HugMice’s (or any such other released parties) liability to you shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. You agree that HugMice cannot be held responsible or liable for anything that occurs or results from accessing or subscribing to the Services.
23. Repeat infringer Policy
HugMice has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at HugMice's sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. HugMice may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
24. Copyright Complaints
If you believe that anything on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement via the contact form or at [email protected] We may give notice of a claim of copyright infringement to our users by means of a general notice on the Site, electronic mail to a user's email address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's address by refering to information avalaible in our records.
This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed and enforced under the French laws, without applying any conflicts of law principles which would require application of the law of any other jurisdiction. HugMice and you each hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of Lille for all purposes in connection with any action or proceeding which arises out of or relates to this Agreement and agree that any action or proceeding instituted under this Agreement shall be brought only in the courts of Lille. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as otherwise permitted herein, you may not assign or transfer this Agreement or your rights hereunder, and any attempt to the contrary is void. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The section headings used herein are for reference only and shall not be read to have any legal effect.
Thank you again for visiting our Website. We hope you enjoy your stay and take full advantage of the online community we are developing. Please remember that you are a guest at the Website and act with the same courtesy and respect you expect from other guests. HugMice always reserves the right to refuse or terminate service.