This agreement (the “Agreement”) sets forth the terms and conditions by which Riot Games, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including without limitation its wholly owned subsidiary Riot Games Limited, an Irish limited company, operating, publishing the League of Legends computer game and providing related services in the European Union, the Russian Federation, and other international territories (“Riot Games”), offer you access to use and enjoy:
- This League of Legends website (http://oce.leaguehighschool.com)( the “Website”); and
- Any other of our apps, websites, games, or services that link to this Agreement, regardless of how you access or use them, including through mobile devices.
Please read the terms of this Agreement carefully. By clicking the “Accept” button below, or by using any of the Riot Services, you agree that this Agreement is enforceable like any written contract signed by you.
In this Agreement any references to “you” or “your” mean, as the context requires, the eligible account holder under whose name the account is created in accordance with clause 1.1 or the parent or other legal guardian of an eligible account holder who is not yet legally considered an adult in the country he/she lives in.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Your Account
2. Account Termination
3. Limited License
4. Virtual Items
5. Code of Conduct
6. User Generated Content
7. Consent to Monitoring
8. Updates and Modifications
9. Boards and Links
11. Copyright Infringement Notices
12. Warranty Disclaimer
14. Limitation of Liability
15. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
1. YOUR ACCOUNT
1.1. Am I eligible to use the Riot Services? (You may not use the Riot Services for a commercial purpose and you must be at least 13 years old and an adult must accept this Agreement.)
Only people ages 13 or older may create an account or use the Riot Services. If you’re at least 13 years old, but not yet legally considered an “adult” in the country you live in, you must ask one of your parents (or other legal guardians) to read this Agreement and accept it on your behalf. You may not create or use an account on behalf of a legal entity or for a commercial purpose.
1.2. I’m eligible, yay! How can I create an account? (Follow these steps….)
Playing the Game requires you to:
(a) read and accept the terms of this Agreement; and
(b) register for an account.
These requirements may change as the Riot Services evolve. You must pay for your own internet connection, equipment, servicing, and any repair costs necessary to access the Riot Services.
1.3. Do I need to provide my real name and stuff?(Yes.)
1.4. Can I share or sell my account or login credentials? (No.)
When you create an account with us, we require you to select a unique username and password (collectively, your “Login Credentials”), which you’ll use each time you access the Riot Services. You can’t share your account or Login Credentials with anyone (except, if you are not legally considered an adult, with your parent or legal guardian). You can’t sell, transfer or allow any other person to access your account or Login Credentials, or offer to do so. You’re entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login Credentials. Please notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach of security, including any loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of your Login Credentials.
2. ACCOUNT TERMINATION
2.1. How can my account be suspended or terminated?
Three different people/entities can suspend or terminate your account:
2.1.1. You. You may terminate or suspend your account at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
2.1.2. Us.We may terminate or suspend your account if we determine, acting reasonably that:
(a) you have violated any part of this Agreement;
(b) we have stopped offering the Riot Services in your region; or
(c) doing so would be in the best interests of our community, the Riot Services, or the rights of a third party.
We may make such determinations, among other ways, by using automated systems and machine learning tools.
2.2. What happens if my account is terminated?
If your account is terminated for one of the reasons referred to in clause 2.1, you’ll no longer have access to it, including any of the associated data or content. Where we terminate for a legitimate reason, for example where you have breached this Agreement, you’ll not be entitled to any refunds and we’ll have no liability to you, except to the extent (if any) required for Australian consumers by the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”).
IF THE ACL APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MAY CONTACT US REGARDING REFUND INQUIRES AT AUS-REFUNDS@RIOTGAMES.COM OR P.O. BOX 121, PYRMONT NSW 2009, AUSTRALIA.
We also reserve the right to terminate any other accounts you may have created (also without any refunds or liability to you, except to the extent (if any) required for Australian consumers by the ACL).
You understand and agree that using the Riot Services comes with the risk that your account may be terminated or suspended and that, whenever you use the Riot Services, you’ll bear this risk in mind and always conduct yourself appropriately.
3. LIMITED LICENSE
3.1. What can I do with the Riot Services? (You can enjoy the Riot Services for your own, personal, non-commercial use.)
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use and enjoy the Riot Services for your individual, non-commercial, entertainment purposes only and expressly conditioned upon your compliance with the terms of this Agreement. Unless otherwise expressly authorized by us in a signed writing, you may not sell, copy, exchange, loan, reverse engineer, decompile, derive source code from, translate, lease, grant a security interest in, transfer, publish, assign or otherwise distribute any of the Riot Services or any of Riot Games’ intellectual property, including any computer code associated therewith.
3.2. Can I do stuff with Riot’s intellectual property? (We reserve all the rights to our IP, but do allow for some personal, non-commercial uses like fan art.)
We (and our licensors) own and reserve all intellectual property rights and other rights and title in and to the Riot Services, and all data and content included therein, including, user accounts, computer code, titles, objects, artifacts, characters, character names, chat logs, Game recordings and broadcasts, locations, location names, stories, dialog, catch phrases, artwork, graphics, structural or landscape designs, animations, sounds, musical compositions and recordings, Riot Points (defined below), Influence Points (defined below), Hextech Items (defined below), Virtual Items (defined below), audio-visual effects, character likenesses, methods of operation and gameplay (collectively, “Game Content”). You can’t create any work of authorship based on the Game Content or Riot Services except as expressly permitted by us. For more info about what uses we currently permit, please read our Legal Jibber Jabber policy (http://www.riotgames.com/legal-jibber-jabber).
You also agree that unless we grant you a license, in a signed written contract, you may never use any of our trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, taglines, or trade dress. Any reproduction, redistribution, or modification of the Riot Services, or use of the Riot Services not in accordance with this Agreement, is expressly prohibited and may result in severe civil and/or criminal penalties.
4.1. What kind of “virtual items” can I access in the Game? (You can unlock access to champions, skins, runes, etc.)
When using the Game, you may “unlock” and gain access to various in-Game virtual items (“Virtual Items”) associated with your account, including:
You can access these Virtual Items in at least one of three ways:
4.1.1. With Influence Points. Every player gradually acquires “Influence Points” from playing the Game. The better you perform in the Game, the more Influence Points you’ll earn. (For example, you’ll earn more Influence Points for winning a game than you’ll earn for losing a game.) You can use Influence Points to unlock and acquire access to certain Virtual Items (e.g., new champions and runes).
4.1.2. With Riot Points.Every player with a valid, active account may participate in our “Riot Points” service offering, which is a redeemable point system that operates like virtual currency. Riot Points can be purchased online through the in-Game store or at retail in the form of a prepaid “Riot Games Game Card.” Please note that you must register your Riot Games Game Card in the in-Game store in order to access the Riot Points the card contains. Riot Points might also be provided to you by Riot Games as part of a promotion, or through other means, such as completing certain quests or achievements in the Game, or through Riot Games-sponsored contests or sweepstakes. You can use Riot Points to unlock and acquire access to certain Virtual Items (e.g., boosts, champion skins, ward skins, and new champions).
4.1.3. With Hextech Crafting & Loot. When you or your premade team perform well in the Game, you may receive virtual items such as keys, chests, shards, and/or essences (“Hextech Items”) which you can use to unlock and acquire access to various Virtual Items. You can also unlock and acquire access to certain Hextech Items using our “Hextech Crafting Store” service offering using Riot Points.
4.2. What are my responsibilities relating to Riot Points? (To verify that all transactions with us are correct, etc.)
Riot Points are sold or issued in bundles and the price may vary depending on the amount you purchase and where you’re purchasing. As we feel it necessary we may limit the total amount of Riot Points that may be purchased at any one time, or that may be held in your account in the aggregate. Additionally, price and availability of Riot Points and Virtual Items are subject to change without notice.
You’re solely responsible for verifying that the proper amount of Riot Points has been added to or deducted from your account during any given transaction. Please notify us immediately if you believe that a mistake has been made with respect to your Riot Points balance. We’ll investigate your claim, and in doing so, may request some additional info to verify it.
4.3. Do I “own” the Virtual Items I unlock? (No. What you “unlock” is not the virtual item itself, but rather, a qualified right to access it in the Game.)
You have no ownership or other property interest in any of the Virtual Items you unlock, regardless of whether you acquired access to those Virtual Items using Riot Points, Influence Points or Hextech Crafting. Virtual Items have no monetary value. You can’t redeem them for cash. You can’t obtain any refunds for purchasing Riot Points or Virtual Items, except to the extent (if any) required for Australian consumers by the ACL.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUPPLY OF RIOT POINTS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES BEGINS IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE, AND ONCE ACCESS TO THE RIOT POINTS HAS BEEN ENABLED ON YOUR ACCOUNT, THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN FULLY PERFORMED BY US. YOU THEREFORE EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE, CONSENT AND AGREE THAT YOU LOSE YOUR RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL WITH RESPECT TO OUR SERVICE OF PROVIDING YOU RIOT POINTS ONCE YOU COMPLETE THE PURCHASE.
You can find our current content refund policy online at: (https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751864-Content-Refund-FAQ ). If you are subject to the ACL, please refer to the ACL to determine your rights.
We have the right to delete, alter, move, remove, or transfer any and all Game Content—including Virtual Items—in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason or no reason, with notice to you of any material changes, and with no liability of any kind to you. We don’t provide or guarantee, and expressly disclaim, any value, cash or otherwise, attributed to any data residing on servers we operate or control, including any Game Content attributed to your account. The sale or transfer of your right to access certain Virtual Items, Influence Points, Riot Points or Hextech Items may only be conducted via services approved of or provided by us, if any.
4.4. Once again: I don’t own these Virtual Items? (“No!” shouted all the lawyers.)
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL HAVE NO OWNERSHIP OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST IN YOUR ACCOUNT, AND THAT ALL RIGHTS IN AND TO YOUR ACCOUNT ARE AND SHALL FOREVER BE OWNED BY AND INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF RIOT GAMES. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO CLAIM, RIGHT, TITLE, OWNERSHIP, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY INTEREST IN THE GAME CONTENT THAT YOU UNLOCK OR ACCUMULATE, REGARDLESS OF ANY CONSIDERATION OFFERED OR PAID IN EXCHANGE FOR RIOT POINTS OR VIRTUAL ITEMS. FURTHERMORE, RIOT GAMES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT (IF ANY) REQUIRED FOR AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS BY THE ACL FOR THE DESTRUCTION, DELETION, MODIFICATION, IMPAIRMENT, HACKING, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND CAUSED TO THE GAME CONTENT, VIRTUAL ITEMS OR RIOT POINTS, INCLUDING THE DELETION OF GAME CONTENT, VIRTUAL ITEMS OR RIOT POINTS UPON THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.
4.5. Can I submit ideas for improving the Game to Riot? (Please don’t. If you do anyways, we’ll have the absolute right to use it forever.)
We value your feedback on the Riot Services, but please don’t submit any creative ideas, suggestions or materials to us (collectively, “Unsolicited Ideas”). This policy is aimed at avoiding potential misunderstandings or disputes when the Riot Services might seem similar to Unsolicited Ideas that people submit.
If you submit Unsolicited Ideas anyway, then you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, transferable, assignable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make available to the public, communicate to the public, sell, offer for sale, and import your Unsolicited Ideas, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, designs, industrial rights, and all other intellectual and proprietary rights related thereto, in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including giving the Unsolicited Ideas to others, without any compensation to you. To the extent necessary, you agree that you undertake to execute and deliver any and all documents and perform any and all actions necessary or desirable to ensure that the rights to use the Unsolicited Ideas granted to us as specified above are valid, effective, and enforceable. You also give up any claim that any use by us or our licensees of your Unsolicited Ideas violates any of your rights, including moral rights, privacy rights, rights to publicity, proprietary or other rights, and rights to credit for the material or ideas set for therein.
5. CODE OF CONDUCT
5.1. Can I troll, flame, threaten or harass people while using the Riot Services? (No. If you do, you might get banned.)
While using the Riot Services, you must comply with all laws, rules and regulations in the jurisdiction in which you reside. You must also comply with certain additional rules that govern your use of the Riot Services (the “Code of Conduct”). The Code of Conduct is not meant to be exhaustive, and we reserve the right to modify it at any time, as well as take appropriate disciplinary measures including account termination and deletion to protect the integrity and spirit of the Riot Services, regardless of whether a specific behavior is listed in the policy as inappropriate. In addition to the Code of Conduct, please review the Summoner’s Code (http://gameinfo.oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/game-info/get-started/summoners-code/) for additional guidance on exemplary gameplay behavior.
The following are examples of behavior that warrant disciplinary measures:
i. Impersonating any person, business or entity, including an employee of Riot Games, or communicating in any way that makes it appear that the communication originates from Riot Games;
ii. Harassing, stalking or threatening other users in the Game;
iii. Removing, altering or concealing any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights notice of Riot Games contained in the Website, the Game and/or the Software. You also may not transmit content that violates or infringes the rights of others, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, personal rights or other rights;
iv. Transmitting or communicating any content which is deemed offensive, including language that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, or racially, ethically, or otherwise objectionable;
v. Transmitting or facilitating the transmission of any content that contains a virus, corrupted data, trojan horse, bot keystroke logger, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or other computer programming routines that are intended to and/or actually damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or mine, scrape or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
vi. Spamming chat or forums, whether for personal or commercial purposes, by disrupting the flow of conversation with repeated postings;
vii. Participating in any action which defrauds any other user of the Game, including by scamming or social engineering;
viii. Using any unauthorized third party programs, including mods, hacks, cheats, scripts, bots, trainers and automation programs that interact with the Software in any way, for any purpose, including any unauthorized third party programs that intercept, emulate, or redirect any communication between the Software and Riot Games and any unauthorized third party programs that collect information about the Game by reading areas of memory used by the Software to store information; or
ix. Accessing or attempting to access areas of the Riot Services or Riot Service servers that have not been made available to the public.
6. USER GENERATED CONTENT
6.1. Am I responsible for the content that I post on/in the Riot Services? (Yes, and we can use what you post.)
You are responsible for any communications, images, sounds, or other material and info that you upload or transmit through the Riot Services (“Your Content”).
You represent, warrant and agree that none of Your Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on the part of Riot Games and Riot Games won’t be liable for any use or disclosure of Your Content. You further represent, warrant and agree that Your Content shall not violate any third-party rights.
8. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS
8.1. Will this Agreement change in the future? (Yes.)
We may (and probably will) create updated versions of this Agreement in the future as the Riot Services and applicable laws evolve. When we do, we’ll ask you to agree to a new agreement which will supersede and replace this Agreement. You’ll be given an opportunity to review any new agreement we present to you and decide whether you wish to agree to the revised terms. If you accept the new agreement, you’ll be able to continue using the Riot Services.
8.2. Will the Riot Services stay the same? (No. Like Kha’zix, they will evolve.)
In an effort to improve the Riot Services, you agree that we may change, modify, update, suspend, “nerf,” or restrict your access to any features or parts of the Riot Services, including Virtual Items, and may require that you download and install updates to any software required to support the Riot Services, at any time without notice or liability to you.