Terms of Use

 Last Modified on August 16, 2012

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY; THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.

Welcome to the undeadlabs.com website (the “Site”).  This Terms of Use (this “ToU”) describes the terms and conditions under which Undead Labs, LLC (“Undead Labs,” “we,” or “us”) provides you access to the Site.

Undead Labs may amend this ToU at any time by posting the amended ToU on the Site, and you agree that you will be bound by any changes to this ToU.  For your convenience, the date of last revision is included at the top of this page.  Undead Labs may make changes to the Site at any time.  You understand that Undead Labs may discontinue or restrict your use of the Site for any reason or no reason with or without notice.

Your use of the Site signifies that you agree to THIS TOU and constitutes your binding acceptance of THIS TOU, including any modifications that UNDEAD LABS makes from time to time.

1.     Privacy Policy.  By using the Site, you represent that you have read our Privacy Policy.  Undead Labs may revise the Privacy Policy at any time, and the new versions will be available on the Site.  If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the Privacy Policy, you must immediately stop using the Site.

2.     ToU Updates.  Undead Labs will revise this ToU as the Site evolves.  You must agree to all revisions if you choose to continue using the Site.  By using the Site, you agree to the then-current version of this ToU as posted on the Site at UndeadLabs.com. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the then-current version of this ToU, you must immediately stop using the Site.

3.     User Content.

3.1.Content.  “Content” means any communications, images, sounds, and all the material and information that you upload or transmit through the Site, or that other users upload or transmit, including without limitation any forum postings.  You understand all Content is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated.  This means that you, and not Undead Labs, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site.  Undead Labs does not control the Content posted or transmitted through the Site forums and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable and you may be exposing others to Content that others find objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content submitted to Undead Labs through the Site forums.

3.2.License Grant.  You hereby grant to us and our licensors, including without limitation our respective successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable, transferable, worldwide, paid-up right to reproduce, fix, adapt, modify, translate, reformat, create derivative works from, manufacture, introduce into circulation, publish, distribute, sell, license, sublicense, transfer, rent, lease, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, or provide access to electronically, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication, display, perform, enter into computer memory, and use and practice such Content as well as all modified and derivative works thereof, without compensation to you.  None of the Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Content.

3.3.Content Screening and Disclosure.  We do not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all Content.  You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the submission of any Content.  We do not assume any responsibility or liability for Content that is generated by users of the Site.  We have the right, but not the obligation, in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Content.  We also reserve the right, at all times and in our sole discretion, to disclose any Content for any reason, including without limitation (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (b) to enforce the terms of this ToU or any other agreement; (c) to protect our legal rights and remedies; (d) where we feel someone’s health or safety may be threatened; or (e) to report a crime or other offensive behavior.

4.     Restrictions and Conditions of Use.

4.1.Use of Site.  Undead Labs permits you to view and use a single copy of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use.  You agree not to license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, content, or services obtained from the Site.

4.2.No Violation of Laws.  You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Site.  Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not make available through the Site any material or information (including, without limitation, Content) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party (including rights of privacy or publicity).

4.3.Misuse of Site.  You may not connect to or use the Site in any way not expressly permitted by this ToU.  Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not (a) institute, assist, or become involved in any type of attack, including without limitation denial of service attacks upon, or hacking of, the Site or otherwise attempt to disrupt the Site or any other person’s use of the Site; (b) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or the computer systems or networks connected to the Site; (c) obtain or attempt to obtain any information from the Site using any method not expressly permitted by Undead Labs; or (d) use any type of bot, spider, virus, clock, timer, counter, worm, software lock, drop dead device, Trojan-horse routing, trap door, time bomb or any other codes, instructions or third-party software that is designed to provide a means of surreptitious or unauthorized access to, or distort, delete, damage or disassemble the Site.

4.4.No Commercial Uses.  You agree that you will not use the Site for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or charge any person, or receive any compensation for, the use of the Site including, without limitation, selling, licensing, or otherwise commercially exploiting “mods” of the Game.

4.5.Restrictions on Content.  You may not use the Site to develop, generate, transmit or store information (including, without limitation, Content) that: (a) in the sole and absolute discretion of Undead Labs, is deemed to be offensive; (b) is deemed unlawful, harmful, harassing, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, nor may you use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent these restrictions; (c) consists of advertisements, promotions, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication; (d) is derogatory or harmful to the reputation of the Site, Undead Labs, or our directors, officers and employees in any way; (e) encourages the violation of any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations; (f) solicits other users’ passwords and/or credit card information; (g) is anti-social, disruptive, or destructive, including, without limitation, “flaming,” “spamming” and “trolling”; (h) carries out any action with a disruptive effect, such as causing forum screens to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, can have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of forum postings; (i) contains any user’s personal information, including, but not limited to, such user’s real name, address, phone number or private e-mail address, except that a user may communicate his or her own personal information in a private message directed to a single user; (j) forges headers or otherwise manipulates identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message (k) in any way obstructs or otherwise interferes with the normal performance of another person’s use of the Site; (l) constitutes harassment or a violation of privacy or threatens other people or groups of people; (m) is harmful to children in any manner; or (n) constitutes phishing, pharming or impersonates any other person, or steals or assumes any person’s identity (whether a real identity or online nickname or alias).

5.     Ownership.  As between you and Undead Labs and/or its licensors, Undead Labs and/or its licensors own the Site.  Undead Labs and its licensors reserve the exclusive right to create derivative works based on the Site. You agree that you will not create any work of authorship or create any derivative works based on the Site except as expressly permitted by Undead Labs.  Any reproduction or redistribution of the Site not in accordance with this ToU is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

6.     Links.

6.1.Links from the Site.  The Site may contain links to websites operated by other parties.  Undead Labs provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk.  The linked sites are not under the control of Undead Labs, and Undead Labs is not responsible for the content available on the other sites.  Such links do not imply Undead Labs’ endorsement of information or material on any other site and Undead Labs disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked websites.

6.2.Links to the Site.  Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and Undead Labs, you must adhere to Undead Labs’ linking policy as follows:  (a) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with Undead Labs’ and/or its licensors’ names and trademarks, (b) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with Undead Labs, (c) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Site, and (d) Undead Labs reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.

7.     Notice for Claims of Copyright Infringement.

If you are a copyright owner or agent thereof and believe that content posted on the Site by a Undead Labs user infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information:

(a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;

            (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

            (c) the URL of the location on our website containing the material that you claim is infringing;

            (d) your address, telephone number, and email address;

(e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our Copyright Agent can be reached by email at agent@undeadlabs.com, attention: Undead Labs Copyright Agent.  Please note that attachments cannot be accepted at the email address for security reasons.  Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.

8.     Intellectual Property.

8.1.Trademarks.  State of Decay and the State of Decay logo are trademarks/service marks of Microsoft Studios. Undead Labs and the Undead Labs logo are trademarks/service marks of Undead Labs.  Unauthorized use of any Undead Labs trademark, service mark or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

8.2.Copyright.  The Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.   Except for your use as authorized above, you may not modify, reproduce or distribute the content, design or layout of the Site, or individual sections of the content, design or layout of the Site without Undead Labs’ express prior written permission.

9.     Unsolicited Idea Submissions. Neither Undead Labs nor any of its employees and/or contractors accept or consider unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork or other works, including, without limitation, ideas or suggestions for new or improved games or technologies, game or product enhancements, marketing plans or names for new games (collectively “Unsolicited Ideas”). Please do not send your Unsolicited Ideas to Undead Labs or its employees and/or contractors. Our policy is aimed at avoiding potential misunderstandings or disputes when Undead Labs’ products or strategies might seem similar to Unsolicited Ideas that are submitted. If, despite our request that you not send us your Unsolicited Ideas, you still submit your Unsolicited Ideas to us or to any of our employees and/or contractors, then, you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display and license, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import your Unsolicited Ideas, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, 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, without limitation, giving the Unsolicited Ideas to others.

10.  Location.  The Site is operated by Undead Labs in the United States.  Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. 

11.  Children.  The Site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does Undead Labs knowingly collect information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Undead Labs.

12.  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.  THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.  UNDEAD LABS MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT.  USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  UNDEAD LABS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.

13.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.  TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDEAD LABS, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE EVEN IF UNDEAD LABS AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO CASE SHALL THE LIABILITY OF UNDEAD LABS OR ANY OF THE RELATED PARTIES EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50).

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Undead Labs and its affiliates shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

14.  Indemnification.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Undead Labs and the Related Parties harmless from any claim, demand, damages or other losses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, asserted by any third-party resulting from or arising out of any breach by you of this ToU or any other policies that Undead Labs may issue for the Site from time to time.

15.  General.

15.1.      TOU Revisions.  This ToU may only be revised in a writing signed by Undead Labs, or published by Undead Labs on the Site.

15.2.      Governing Law; Jurisdiction.  This ToU shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law rules.  The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly disclaimed.  Any legal proceeding arising out or relating to this ToU against or relating to Undead Labs or any Related Parties will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of any state or federal court sitting in Seattle, Washington and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

15.3.      No Partnership.  You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Undead Labs as a result of this ToU or your use of the Site.

15.4.      Assignment.  Undead Labs may assign this ToU, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the ToU without Undead Labs’ prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.

15.5.      Severability.  If any part of this ToU is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, then that portion shall be severed, and the remainder of the ToU shall be given full force and effect.

15.6.      Attorneys’ Fees.  In the event any litigation is brought by either party in connection with this ToU, the prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the reasonable costs, attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the litigation.

15.7.      No Waiver.  Our failure to enforce any provision of this ToU shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter.  The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of this ToU shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.

15.8.      Notices.  All notices given by you or required under this ToU shall be in writing and addressed to: Undead Labs, LLC, 93 S Jackson St PMB 80676, Seattle, WA 98104, ATTN: CEO.  

15.9.      Export Administration.  You will comply fully with all relevant export laws and regulations of the United States, including, without limitation, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (collectively “Export Controls”). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you will not, and you will require your representatives not to, export, direct or transfer the Game, or any direct product thereof, to any destination, person or entity restricted or prohibited by the Export Controls.

15.10.   Equitable Remedies.  You hereby agree that Undead Labs would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this ToU were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this ToU, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.

15.11.   Entire Agreement.  This ToU, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Site.