Terms of Service
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Kooapps LLC and Games for Friends LLC (“Kooapps,” “we,” or “us”) and our website at www.kooapps.com and www.gamesforfriends.org, along with our related mobile games, mobile applications, websites, networks, applications, and other services provided by us (collectively, the “Service”). These Terms of Service are a legally binding contract between you and Kooapps regarding your use of the Service.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY.
BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT,” OR BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE,
Except for certain kinds of disputes described in Section 16, you agree that disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration, and BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AND KOOAPPS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury. (See Section 16.)
1. Kooapps Service Overview.
Kooapps is a mobile gaming and application company.
You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the Service only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms and any applicable additional terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us that: (a) you are at least 13 years old; (b) you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Service; and (c) your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations. If you are an entity, organization, or company, the individual accepting these Terms on your behalf represents and warrants that they have authority to bind you to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms.
3. Accounts and Registration.
To access certain features of the Service, you may be required to register for an account. When you register for an account, you may be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your name, email address, or other contact information. You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. If you believe that your account is no longer secure, then you must immediately notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. General Payment Terms.
Certain features of the Service may require you to pay fees. Before you pay any fees, you will have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. All fees are in local currency and are non-refundable.
Kooapps reserves the right to determine pricing for the Service. Kooapps may change the fees for any feature of the Service, including additional fees or charges, if Kooapps gives you advance notice of changes before they apply. Kooapps, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different pricing to any of Kooapps’ customers. These promotional offers, unless made to you, will not apply to your offer or these Terms.
You authorize Kooapps to charge all sums for the orders that you make and any level of Service you select as described in these Terms or published by Kooapps, including all applicable taxes, to the payment method specified in your account. If you pay any fees with a credit card, Kooapps may seek pre-authorization of your credit card account prior to your purchase to verify that the credit card is valid and has the necessary funds or credit available to cover your purchase.
4.3. Subscription Service.
The Service may include automatically recurring payments for periodic charges (“Subscription Service”). If you activate a Subscription Service, you authorize Kooapps to periodically charge, on a going-forward basis and until cancellation of either the recurring payments or your account, all accrued sums on or before the payment due date for the accrued sums. The “Subscription Billing Date” is the date when you purchase your first subscription to the Service. For information on the “Subscription Fee”, please see the applicable mobile application or mobile application store. Your account will be charged automatically on the Subscription Billing Date all applicable fees and taxes for the next subscription period. The subscription will continue unless and until you cancel your subscription or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next periodic Subscription Fee to your account. We will bill the periodic Subscription Fee to the payment method you provide to us during registration (or to a different payment method if you change your payment information). You may cancel the Subscription Service by cancelling the subscription in the applicable application store, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
4.4. Delinquent Accounts.
Kooapps may suspend or terminate access to the Service, including fee-based portions of the Service, for any account for which any amount is due but unpaid. In addition to the amount due for the Service, a delinquent account will be charged with fees or charges that are incidental to any chargeback or collection of any the unpaid amount, including collection fees.
4.5. Virtual Items.
The Service may permit the purchase of virtual currency, goods, items, or services that we expressly make available for use in the Service (“Virtual Items”). You agree that any purchase of Virtual Items does not grant you any ownership interest in the Virtual Items, and you are purchasing a limited license to the Virtual Items, as set forth further in Sections 5.1 and 6.2. You are only allowed to purchase Virtual Items from us or our authorized partners through the Service, and not in any other way. ALL PURCHASES AND REDEMPTIONS OF VIRTUAL ITEMS MADE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.
5.1. Limited License.
Subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with these Terms, Kooapps grants you, solely for your personal, non-commercial use, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to: (a) install and use one object code copy of any mobile application associated with the Service obtained from a legitimate marketplace on a mobile device that you own or control; (b) access and use the Service; and (c) use Virtual Items in connection with your use of the Service.
5.2. License Restrictions.
Except and solely to the extent such a restriction is impermissible under applicable law, you may not: (a) reproduce, distribute, publicly display, or publicly perform the Service; (b) make modifications to the Service; or (c) interfere with or circumvent any feature of the Service, including any security or access control mechanism. If you are prohibited under applicable law from using the Service, you may not use it.
If you choose to provide input and suggestions regarding problems with or proposed modifications or improvements to the Service (“Feedback”), then you hereby grant Kooapps an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free right to exploit the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose, including to improve the Service and create other products and services.
6. Ownership; Proprietary Rights.
The Service is owned and operated by Kooapps. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, characters, gameplay, digital assets, sounds, music, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service (“Materials”) provided by Kooapps are protected by intellectual property and other laws. All Materials included in the Service are the property of Kooapps or its third party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Kooapps, you may not make use of the Materials. Kooapps reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.
6.2. Virtual Items.
Regardless of any other statement in these Terms, you agree that you have no ownership right or title in or to any Virtual Items, whether earned or purchased through the Service or purchased from or provided by Kooapps separately. You agree that Virtual Items do not reflect any stored value, and Virtual Items have no monetary value and do not constitute actual currency or property of any type. You may not transfer Virtual Items outside of the Service, for example by selling, gifting, or trading them. You may not sublicense, trade, sell, or attempt to sell Virtual Items for “real” money, or exchange Virtual Items for value of any kind outside of the Service. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and we may terminate your Account because of it. Kooapps may manage, regulate, control, modify, or eliminate Virtual Items at any time, with or without notice. Kooapps will have no liability to you or any third party in the event that Kooapps exercises any such rights.
7. Third Party Terms
7.1. Third Party Services and Linked Websites.
Kooapps may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information, including User Content, to third party services, including through features that allow you to link your account on Kooapps with an account on the third party service, such as Twitter or Facebook, or through our implementation of third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons). By using one of these tools, you agree that Kooapps may transfer that information to the applicable third party service. Third party services are not under Kooapps’ control, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Kooapps is not responsible for any third party service’s use of your exported information. The Service may also contain links to third party websites. Linked websites are not under Kooapps’ control, and Kooapps is not responsible for their content.
7.2. Third Party Software.
The Service may include or incorporate third party software components that are generally available free of charge under licenses granting recipients broad rights to copy, modify, and distribute those components (“Third Party Components”). Although the Service is provided to you subject to these Terms, nothing in these Terms prevents, restricts, or is intended to prevent or restrict you from obtaining Third Party Components under the applicable third party licenses or to limit your use of Third Party Components under those third party licenses.
8. User Content
8.1. User Content Generally.
Certain features of the Service may permit users to upload content to the Service, including messages, reviews, photos, video, images, folders, data, text, and other types of works (“User Content”) and to publish User Content on the Service. You retain any copyright and other proprietary rights that you may hold in the User Content that you post to the Service.
8.2. Limited License Grant to Kooapps.
By providing User Content to or via the Service, you grant Kooapps a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid right and license (with the right to sublicense) to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting for display, and distribute your User Content, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter developed.
8.3. Limited License Grant to Other Users.
By providing User Content to or via the Service to other users of the Service, you grant those users a non-exclusive license to access and use that User Content as permitted by these Terms and the functionality of the Service.
8.4. User Content Representations and Warranties.
Kooapps disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of providing User Content via the Service. By providing User Content via the Service, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
a. you are the creator and owner of the User Content, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to authorize Kooapps and users of the Service to use and distribute your User Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this Section, in the manner contemplated by Kooapps, the Service, and these Terms;
b. your User Content, and the use of your User Content as contemplated by these Terms, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (iii) cause Kooapps to violate any law or regulation; and
c. your User Content could not be deemed by a reasonable person to be objectionable, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, or otherwise inappropriate.
8.5. User Content Disclaimer.
We are under no obligation to edit or control User Content that you or other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for User Content. Kooapps may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Service you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that User Content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable right or remedy you have or may have against Kooapps with respect to User Content. If notified by a user or content owner that User Content allegedly does not conform to these Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the User Content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, Kooapps does not permit copyright-infringing activities on the Service.
8..6. Monitoring Content.
9. Prohibited Conduct.
BY USING THE SERVICE YOU AGREE NOT TO:
a. use the Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
b. harass, threaten, demean, embarrass, or otherwise harm any other user of the Service;
c. violate, or encourage others to violate, any right of a third party, including by infringing or misappropriating any third party intellectual property right;
d. interfere with security-related features of the Service, including by: (i) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use or copying of any content; or (ii) reverse engineering or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of any portion of the Service except to the extent that the activity is expressly permitted by applicable law;
e. use the Service to: (i) gather in-game items or assets for sale outside the Service; (ii) perform in-game services in exchange for payment outside the Service; or (iii) sell accounts, log-in information, or other Service materials or rights;
f. use, develop, host or distribute cheats, exploits, automation software, bots, hacks, mods or any other unauthorized third-party software in connection with the Service, or engage in any form of cheating, boosting, or booting;
g. interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including by: (i) uploading or otherwise disseminating any virus, adware, spyware, worm, or other malicious code; (ii) making any unsolicited offer or advertisement to another user of the Service; (iii) collecting personal information about another user or third party without consent; or (iv) interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide the Service;
h. perform any fraudulent activity including faking in-app purchases, impersonating any person or entity, claiming a false affiliation, accessing any other Service account without permission, or falsifying your age or date of birth;
i. sell or otherwise transfer the access granted under these Terms or any Materials (as defined in Section 6) or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials; or
j. attempt to do any of the acts described in this Section 9 or assist or permit any person in engaging in any of the acts described in this Section 9.
10. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
10.1. DMCA Notification.
We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended). If you have an intellectual property rights-related complaint about material posted on the Service, you may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:
ATTN: Copyright Agent
12400 SE 38th St #50625
Bellevue, WA, 98006-9899
Any notice alleging that materials hosted by or distributed through the Service infringe intellectual property rights must include the following information:
a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
c. a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
d. your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials on the Service of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
10.2. Repeat Infringers.
Kooapps will promptly terminate the accounts of users that are determined by Kooapps to be repeat infringers.
11. Modification of these Terms.
We reserve the right to change these Terms on a going-forward basis at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. If a change to these Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations, we may require that you accept the modified Terms in order to continue to use the Service. Material modifications are effective upon your acceptance of the modified Terms. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication. Except as expressly permitted in this Section 11, these Terms may be amended only by a written agreement signed by authorized representatives of the parties to these Terms. Disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved in accordance with the version of these Terms that was in effect at the time the dispute arose.
12. Term, Termination and Modification of the Service
These Terms are effective beginning when you accept the Terms or first download, install, access, or use the Service, and ending when terminated as described in Section 12.2.
If you violate any provision of these Terms, your authorization to access the Service and these Terms automatically terminate. In addition, Kooapps may, at its sole discretion, terminate these Terms or your account on the Service, or suspend or terminate your access to the Service, at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. You may terminate your account and these Terms at any time by contacting customer service at email@example.com.
12.3. Effect of Termination.
Upon termination of these Terms: (a) your license rights will terminate and you must immediately cease all use of the Service; (b) you will no longer be authorized to access your account or the Service; (c) you must pay Kooapps any unpaid amount that was due prior to termination; and (d) all payment obligations accrued prior to termination and Sections 5.3, 6, 8.2, 12.3, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 will survive.
12.4. Modification of the Service.
Kooapps reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service at any time (including by limiting or discontinuing certain features of the Service), temporarily or permanently, without notice to you. Kooapps will have no liability for any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you are responsible for your use of the Service, and you will defend and indemnify Kooapps and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents (together, the “Kooapps Entities”) from and against every claim brought by a third party, and any related liability, damage, loss, and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or connected with: (a) your unauthorized use of, or misuse of, the Service; (b) your violation of any portion of these Terms, any representation, warranty, or agreement referenced in these Terms, or any applicable law or regulation; (c) your violation of any third party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property, or privacy right; or (d) any dispute or issue between you and any third party. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you (without limiting your indemnification obligations with respect to that matter), and in that case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of those claims.
14. Disclaimers; No Warranties
THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. KOOAPPS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING: (A) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND (B) ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. KOOAPPS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND KOOAPPS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE OR KOOAPPS ENTITIES OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE KOOAPPS ENTITIES OR THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE SERVICE AND YOUR DEALING WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE USER. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, INCLUDING USER CONTENT.
THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Kooapps does not disclaim any warranty or other right that Kooapps is prohibited from disclaiming under applicable law.
15. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE KOOAPPS ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY KOOAPPS ENTITY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 16.4 AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE KOOAPPS ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR ANY INABILITY TO USE ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF: (A) THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO KOOAPPS FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCE GIVING RISE TO CLAIM; OR (B) $100.
EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS INTENDED TO AND DOES ALLOCATE THE RISKS BETWEEN THE PARTIES UNDER THESE TERMS. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 15 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
16. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
In the interest of resolving disputes between you and Kooapps in the most expedient and cost effective manner, and except as described in Section 16.2, you and Kooapps agree that every dispute arising in connection with these Terms will be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND KOOAPPS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Despite the provisions of Section 16.1, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit the right of either party to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court; (b) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (c) seek injunctive relief in a court of law in aid of arbitration; or (d) to file suit in a court of law to address an intellectual property infringement claim.
Any arbitration between you and Kooapps will be settled under the Federal Arbitration Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, “AAA Rules”) as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting Kooapps. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement.
16.4. Notice of Arbitration; Process.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by certified U.S. Mail or by Federal Express (signature required) or, only if that other party has not provided a current physical address, then by electronic mail (“Notice of Arbitration”). Kooapps’ address for Notice is: Kooapps LLC, 12400 SE 38th St #50625, Bellevue, WA, 98006-9899. The Notice of Arbitration must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice of Arbitration is received, you or Kooapps may commence an arbitration proceeding. All arbitration proceedings between the parties will be confidential unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Kooapps must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. If the arbitrator awards you an amount higher than the last written settlement amount offered by Kooapps in settlement of the dispute prior to the award, Kooapps will pay to you the higher of: (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator; or (ii) $5,000.
If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, Kooapps will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than $5,000, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearing will take place at a location to be agreed upon in King County, Washington, but if the claim is for $5,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (a) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (b) through a non-appearance based telephone hearing; or (c) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, you agree to reimburse Kooapps for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
16.6. No Class Actions.
YOU AND KOOAPPS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Kooapps agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
16.7. Modifications to this Arbitration Provision.
If Kooapps makes any future change to this arbitration provision, other than a change to Kooapps’ address for Notice of Arbitration, you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Kooapps’ address for Notice of Arbitration, in which case your account with Kooapps will be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the changes you rejected will survive.
If Section 16.6 is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 16 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 16 will be null and void and, in that case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 17.2 will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
17.1. General Terms.
17.2. Governing Law.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to conflict of law principles. You and Kooapps submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and federal courts located within King County, Washington for resolution of any lawsuit or court proceeding permitted under these Terms. We operate the Service from our offices in Washington, and we make no representation that Materials included in the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations.
17.4. Additional Terms.
Your use of the Service is subject to all additional terms, policies, rules, or guidelines applicable to the Service or certain features of the Service that we may post on or link to from the Service (the “Additional Terms”). All Additional Terms are incorporated by this reference into, and made a part of, these Terms.
17.5. Consent to Electronic Communications.
17.6. Contact Information.
The Service is offered by Kooapps LLC, located at 12400 SE 38th St #50625, Bellevue, WA, 98006-9899. You may contact us by sending correspondence to that address or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access a copy of these Terms by clicking here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/usa-kooappswebsite/Kooapps+-+Terms+of+Service+(09.24.18+FINAL).docx
17.7. Notice to California Residents.
If you are a California resident, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-202, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 in order to resolve a complaint regarding the Service or to receive further information regarding use of the Service.
17.8. No Support.
We are under no obligation to provide support for the Service. In instances where we may offer support, the support will be subject to published policies.
17.9. International Use.
The Service is intended for visitors located within the United States. We make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Access to the Service from countries or territories or by individuals where such access is illegal is prohibited.
18. Notice Regarding Apple.
This Section 18 only applies to the extent you are using our mobile application on an iOS device. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Kooapps only, not with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), and Apple is not responsible for the Service or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service. If the Service fails to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the mobile application to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Service. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Service or your possession and/or use of the Service, including: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Service fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; or (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third party claim that the Service and/or your possession and use of the Service infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third party terms when using the Service. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
Last Updated: September 24, 2018
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect a variety of information from or about you or your devices from various sources, as described below. If you do not provide your information as requested, you may not be able to use our Services if that information is necessary to provide our Services or we are legally required to collect it.
Information You Provide to Us.
Registration and Profile Information.
If you link our Services to a third party account, such as a Game Center, Google Play, or Facebook account, we may receive information about you from these third party services such as your email address, profile information, and friends list. If you wish to limit the information these third parties make available to us, we encourage you to visit the privacy settings for those third party accounts to learn about your options.
All purchases are handled by App store platforms such as Apple and Google. Outside of a payment receipt, which we receive for refund purposes and includes the date of purchase, the item purchased, and an anonymous identification number, we do not collect any payment information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, if you contact our customer support team, we will receive your name, email address, device identifiers, phone manufacturer, operating system version (e.g., iOS or Android) the contents of the message and any attachments you may send to us, and any other information you choose to provided. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will collect certain information from you such as your email address. When we send you emails, we may track whether you open them to learn how to deliver a better customer experience and improve our Services.
Information We Collect When You Use Our Services.
When you use our Services, we infer your general location information based on technical information such as your internet protocol (IP) address, which may indicate your more general geographic region.
We automatically collect certain technical information about the device and software you use to access our Services, including your IP address, operating system version (e.g., iOS, Android), web browser type, phone manufacturer, device identifiers, media access control (MAC) address, and push notification tokens.
To help us understand how you use our Services and to help us improve them, we automatically receive information about your interactions with our Services, like the content you view or post, the searches you conduct, the purchases you make, any content you post, and the dates and times of your visits.
Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies.
We and third party partners collect information using cookies, pixels, or similar technologies. Our third party partners, such as analytics and advertising partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services. Cookies are small text files that contain a string of alphanumeric characters. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Services. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from our Services, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service to their fullest potential.
Information We Receive from Third Parties.
Other Third Parties.
We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, from third parties such as data or marketing partners and combine it with other information we have about you.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect:
To provide, maintain, improve, and enhance our Services;
To personalize your experience on our Services such as by providing tailored content and recommendations;
To understand and analyze how you use our Services and develop new products, services, features, and functionality;
To communicate with you, provide you with updates and other information relating to our Services, provide you with information that you request, respond to comments and questions, and otherwise provide customer support;
To facilitate the connection of third party services or applications, such as social networks and gaming apps;
For marketing and advertising purposes, such as developing and providing promotional and advertising materials that may be relevant, valuable, or otherwise of interest to you;
To send you text messages and push notifications;
To facilitate transactions and payments;
To find and prevent fraud and respond to trust and safety issues that may arise;
For compliance purposes, including enforcing our Terms of Service or other legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency; and
For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time the information is collected.
HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Vendors and Service Providers.
We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of our Services.
Our Services are social services in which you can find, enjoy, and share content. If you choose to share content, like the games you’re playing, with other Users, your username will be viewable by those Users. We are not responsible for the other users’ use of available information, so you should carefully consider whether and what to post or how you identify yourself on the Service.
Third Party App Integrations.
If you connect a third party application to our Services, we may share information such as your device identifier with that third party.
Social Networks and Other Online Services.
The Service allows you to, upon your direction, share information with social networking services, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You understand and agree that the use of your information by any social networking websites will be governed by the privacy policies of these third party platforms and your settings on that platform. We encourage you to review their privacy policies.
We may share information about you with third parties that is in an aggregate or de-identified form that cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
We use analytics services such as Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data. These services may also collect information regarding your use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt-out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We work with third party advertising partners to show you ads that we think may interest you. These advertising partners may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on our Services and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you which they may collect over time and across different online services. Some of our advertising partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN). If you do not wish to receive personalized ads, please visit their opt-out pages to learn about how you may opt out of receiving web-based personalized ads from member companies. You can access any settings offered by your mobile operating system to limit ad tracking, or you can install the AppChoices mobile app to learn more about how you may opt out of personalized ads in mobile apps.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures.
We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (a) comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (b) respond to your requests; or (c) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety. For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through our Services.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.
We may also disclose your information with your permission.
We make reasonable efforts to protect your information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the information we maintain. However, because our Services are hosted electronically, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information.
Our Services are hosted in the United States and intended for visitors located within the United States. If you choose to use our Services from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating our Services. By providing any information, including personal information, on or to our Services, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.
Kooapps LLC and Games for Friends LLC are responsible for processing your information. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our processing activities, please email us at email@example.com or write to us at PO Box 50625 Bellevue, WA 98015.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm interested in working at Kooapps, do you have openings?
Yes! We're looking for software developers and artists in the Philippines and Taiwan. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume. Also, please indicate your nationality. If you're a foreigner who'd like to work in the Philippines, a permanent working permit is required.
I'm having issues with the game, what do I do?
Firstly, you may check iTunes' Troubleshooting applications purchased from the app store. If you're still experiencing the same issues, fill up this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
I downloaded a game and it no longer works, what do I do?
If something like this exists, we advise you to update to the latest version and restart your phone. If it still doesn't work, fill up this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
How do I find my UDID through iTunes?
Follow the steps below: 1. Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes. 2. Under the 'Devices', click your iPhone. 3. You will see Device Information Screen. Click on 'Serial Number.' 5. Identifier or your UDID will show up.
I want to find my UDID but I don't have my phone, what do I do?
Yes, there is! Just follow the following steps: 1. First of all, make sure hidden files and folders are visible in your computer. If not, you can go to 'Computer' - 'Organize' toolbar - 'Folder and search options' - 'View' tab - Under hidden files and folders, choose 'Show hidden files, folders & drives.' 2. Now, go to 'Computer' - '(C:)' drive -' Documents and Settings.' 3. Choose the user account where iTunes is installed. 4. Go to 'Application data' - 'Apple Computer' - 'Mobile Sync' - 'Backup' 5. You will see folder/folders. The folder's name is the UDID of your device.
I frequently experience game crashes and it closes unexpectedly, what do I do?
We advise you to update your phone and then restart. If the game still crashes, fill up this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please provide your device type, iOS version and when the crashes occur.
I want to report a bug, what do I do?
Fill up this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please be sure that your iOS version is up to date before reporting any bugs. Please provide your device type and iOS version.
I want to know the iOS device type I'm using, what do I do?
You may check the which device type you are using here.
How do I update my iOS version?
Follow these official Apple steps on backing up, updating and restoring your iOS software.
I want to know the iOS version used on my device, what do I do?
Follow the steps below: 1. Tap 'Settings' on the home screen of your iOS device. 2. Tap 'General.' 3. Tap 'About.' 4. You should see your device's current version on the 'Version' row.
I paid for in-app purchase but now it's asking me to pay again, what do I do?
Fill up this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
How do I find the file size of the game I want to purchase/download?
You may check an app's file size on the application's page, near the 'Buy' button.
Is the game available in my language?
You can see a game's supported languages in the 'Languages section' of the application's page.
Mike entered the game industry in 1994 when he co-founded SingleTrac Entertainment Technologies, which went on to develop top selling games for the Sony PlayStation. Since that time, he has held a variety of executive positions with companies such as Sierra, Disney, and Blizzard. Mike is currently serving as an independent consultant to companies related to the game industry.
Steve's contributions to the industry began in 1981 at the legendary adventure game company Infocom, where his titles included "Planetfall", "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (in collaboration with Douglas Adams), "Leather Goddesses of Phobos", and ‘Zork Zero’. Steve has been a VP of Design for King, GSN, and Disney Interactive, and has consulted with teams at Activision, Blizzard, EA, Google, Harmonix and Hasbro, to name a few. A former board member of the IGDA, Steve organizes the Mobile Game Summit at the GDC as well as the annual Game Designers Workshop.
Johnson Apacible has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry. He has built teams at Microsoft and startups such as drugstore.com, Tangis, and Blue Origin. He holds more than 50 software patents across a broad range of technologies. He is currently the Director of IT Strategic Services for Moss Adams, where he oversees the company’s key initiatives in AI and automation.
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KOOAPPS is a mobile gaming company with millions of downloads. Founded in 2008, Kooapps has released more than 30 games with several top selling titles. We are here to do the best work of our lives and make games that we want to show our friends. Join us on this journey!