SpigotMC Terms of Use

Sep 26, 2018
SpigotMC Terms of Use
  • SpigotMC Terms of Use

    Last Modified: September 26, 2018


    1. Your Acceptance
    Welcome to the Terms of Use for SpigotMC. This is an agreement (“Agreement”) between SpigotMC Pty. Ltd. (“SpigotMC"), the owner and operator of spigotmc.org website and any associated services offered (collectively the “Platform”) and you (“you”, “your” or “user(s)”), a user of the Platform.

    Throughout this Agreement, the words “SpigotMC,” “us,” “we,” and “our,” refer to our company, SpigotMC, as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words.

    By clicking “I agree”, accessing, or using the Platform you agree to be bound by this Agreement and the Privacy Policy. We may amend our Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy and may notify you when we do so. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy please cease using our Platform immediately.

    2. User Information and Accounts
    Users may be required to register on the Platform before accessing portions of the Platform. Your information will be collected and disclosed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. All users are required to provide truthful and accurate information when registering for our Platform and must be over the age of 13. Users may only register for one account per user. We reserve the right to verify all user credentials and to reject any users. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify SpigotMC immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. SpigotMC will not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. If you are registering on behalf of your company, you represent and warrant that you are authorized by your company to create an account on your company’s behalf and you represent and warrant that you are authorized by your company to enter into legally binding agreements on behalf of your company.

    3. Access and License Grant to You
    After registering and properly paying where required, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Platform and to use any of our services. As a user, you do not receive any ownership interest in any portion of the Platform; you merely receive the aforementioned revocable access and license as stated. All rights not explicitly granted are reserved for SpigotMC. If you breach any of our usage guidelines, as stated below, we may revoke your license or your access to use our Platform at our discretion. Additionally, we may revoke your license or restrict your access to our Platform if we believe that your actions may harm us, our business interests, or at our discretion. Failure by us to revoke your license or restrict access does not act as a waiver of your conduct.

    4. Use of the Platform
    When using our Platform, you are responsible for your and for any use of SpigotMC made using your account and for your use of any services provided. You agree to the following:
    • You may not copy, distribute or disclose any part of the Platform in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”;
    • You may not attempt to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security of, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Platform;
    • You may not use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Platform or to extract data;
    • You may not use automated bots or other software to send more messages through our Platform than humanly possible;
    • You may not share your license or access with any other parties;
    • You may not use the Platform on a computer that is used to operate nuclear facilities, life support, or other mission critical applications where life or property may be at stake;
    • You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, rent, sell, lease, loan, distribute, or create derivative works or improvements to the Platform or any portion of it;
    • You may not take any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
    • You may not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Platform;
    • You may not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    • You may not violate or infringe other people's intellectual property, privacy, or other contractual rights while using our Platform;
    • You may not use the Platform for any purposes that are misleading, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, invasive, threatening, or harassing;
    • You may not violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to SpigotMC;
    • You may not interfere with or disrupt the Platform;
    • You may not violate any law or regulation and you solely are responsible for such violations;
    • You agree that you will not hold SpigotMC responsible for your use of our Platform; and
    • You agree not to cause, or aid in, the disruption, destruction, manipulation, removal, disabling, or impairment of any portion of our Platform, including the de-indexing or de-caching of any portion of our Platform from a thirty party’s website, such as by requesting its removal from a search engine.
    If you are discovered to be undertaking any of the aforementioned actions your privileges to use our Platform may at our discretion be terminated or suspended. Generally, we will provide an explanation for any suspension or termination of your use of any of our Platform, but SpigotMC reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account at any time without notice or explanation.

    5. User Content
    Your ability to submit or transmit any information through the Platform, including but not limited to data, information, images, references, or any other information will be referred to as “User Content” throughout this Agreement. Please be aware that we are not required to host, display, migrate, or distribute any of your User Content and we may refuse to accept or transmit any User Content. You agree that you are solely responsible for any User Content submitted and you release us from any liability associated with any User Content submitted. We provide industry standard security for our Platform but we cannot guarantee the absolute safety and security of any such User Content. Any User Content found to be in violation of this Agreement or that we determine to be harmful to the Platform may be modified, edited, or removed at our discretion.

    When submitting any User Content to our Platform you represent and warrant that you own all rights to the User Content and you have paid for or otherwise have permission to use any User Content submitted. Furthermore, you represent and warrant that all User Content is legal and the User Content does not interfere with any third party rights or obligations.

    When you submit any User Content to us, you grant SpigotMC, its partners, affiliates, users, representatives and assigns a non-exclusive, unlimited, fully-paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, world-wide, universal, transferable, assignable license to display, distribute, store, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works, or use and reuse all or part of your User Content for the purposes of providing any services associated with the Platform. Additionally, you grant to SpigotMC a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into the Platform any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by you relating to the operation of our Platform.

    6. Monitoring User Content
    SpigotMC shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all User Content on the Platform at all times, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any guidelines established by us. Without limiting the foregoing, SpigotMC shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any User Content at our sole discretion. For example, we may remove User Content if we believe that any User Content may harm us or our business interests. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any User Content after your termination of this Agreement.

    7. Downloads
    You are solely responsible for any downloads of User Content through the Platform. We cannot assume any liability for any downloads or any issues with any files or software contained within any download. Where any downloads violate our User Content guidelines please notify us immediately.

    8. Privacy Policy
    We value your privacy and understand your privacy concerns. Our Privacy Policy is incorporated into this Agreement, and it governs your access to and use of the Platform. Please review our Privacy Policy so that you may understand our privacy practices. All information we collect is subject to our Privacy Policy, and by using the Platform you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy. You further understand that any information collected by SpigotMC may be transferred to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by SpigotMC and its affiliates.

    9. Platform Availability
    Although we try to provide continuous availability to you, we do not guarantee that the Platform will always be available, work, or be accessible at any particular time. Additionally, SpigotMC is under no obligation to provide the services to any users and may suspend a user’s access to the Platform at any time and at our discretion. Only users who are eligible to use our Platform may do so and we may refuse service or terminate your access at any time. We cannot guarantee that anything found on our Platform will work to the functionality desired by you or give you any desired results.

    10. Modification of Platform
    We reserve the right to alter, modify, update, or remove our Platform at any time. We may conduct such modifications to our Platform for security reasons, intellectual property, legal reasons, or various other reasons at our discretion, and we are not required to explain such modifications. For example, we may provide updates to fix security flaws, or to respond to legal demands. Please note that this is a non-binding illustration of how we might exercise our rights under this section, and nothing in this section obligates us to take measures to update the Platform for security, legal or other purposes.

    11. Payments
    Portions of the Platform or specific services offered may require payment and you agree to pay for all costs, fees, and taxes listed. User authorizes SpigotMC or its third party payment processors to charge their method of payment at the time of purchase. Please be aware that purchases are completed via our third party payment processors. Where applicable, you must agree to our third party payment processors terms and conditions for processing payments. All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction must be accurate, complete, and current. Where you have failed to pay or where payments are overdue, SpigotMC may suspend or terminate your access to any services of the Platform, without liability to us.

    12. Intellectual Property
    The names “SpigotMC”, spigotmc.org, Spigot, along with the design of the SpigotMC Platform and any text, writings, images, templates, scripts, graphics, interactive features and any trademarks or logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to SpigotMC, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under US and foreign laws and international conventions. SpigotMC reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Platform. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution anything contained within the Platform unless we have given express written permission.

    13. Idea Submission
    SpigotMC or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including but not limited to ideas relating to processes, technologies, product enhancements, or product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, content, artwork, suggestions, or other works (“Submissions”) in any form to SpigotMC. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when SpigotMC’s products or services might seem similar to ideas you submitted to SpigotMC. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you agree to the following: (1) your Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of SpigotMC, without any compensation to you; (2) SpigotMC may use or redistribute the Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for SpigotMC to review the Submission; and (4) there is no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential.

    14. Disclaimer
    THE PLATFORM AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER SPIGOTMC, NOR ANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, ASSIGNS OR AGENTS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (1) THE PLATFORM; (2) ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE PLATFORM; (3) THE SERVICES, OR (4) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO SPIGOTMC, OR VIA THE PLATFORM. IN ADDITION, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LOST PROFITS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

    SPIGOTMC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM INCLUDING THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE PLATFORM AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SPIGOTMC DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES OFFERED ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. SPIGOTMC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND SPIGOTMC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH WARRANTIES.

    15. Limitation of Liability
    IN NO EVENT SHALL SPIGOTMC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPIGOTMC IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM (1) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES FOUND WITHIN THE PLATFORM, (2) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLATFORM INCLUDING THE SERVICES, (3) ANY INTERRUPTION, MISINFORMATION, INCOMPLETE INFORMATION, OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR PLATFORM TO YOU, (4) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR PLATFORM VIA A THIRD PARTY, (5) ANY FAILURE OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICES WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, OR (6) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTIONS. SPECIFICALLY, IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS NOT ALLOWED, WE DO NOT DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR: (1) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY SPIGOTMC’S NEGLIGENCE OR THAT OF ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS; (2) FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION; OR (3) ANY LIABILITY WHICH IT IS NOT LAWFUL TO EXCLUDE EITHER NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. WHERE A TOTAL DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY IS DISALLOWED YOU AGREE THAT OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED 100 AUD.

    16. Indemnity
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SpigotMC, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:
    • your use of and access to SpigotMC Platform including any services;
    • your violation of any term of this Agreement;
    • your interactions with any other uses or third parties; or
    • your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or contractual right.
    This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of SpigotMC Platform. You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.

    17. Copyrights
    We take copyright infringement very seriously. If you believe that any content owned by you has been infringed upon please send us a message which contains:
    • Your name.
    • The name of the party whose copyright has been infringed, if different from your name.
    • The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
    • The location on our Platform of the infringing copy.
    • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
    • A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.
    You must sign this notification and send it to our Copyright Agent: Copyright Agent of SpigotMC, [email protected].

    Counter Notice
    In the event that you receive a notification from SpigotMC stating content posted by you has been subject to a DMCA takedown, you may respond by filing a counter-notice pursuant to the DMCA. Your counter-notice must contain the following:
    • Your name, address, email and physical or electronic signature.
    • The notification reference number (if applicable).
    • Identification of the material and its location before it was removed.
    • A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification.
    • Your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where you live (if you are in the U.S.), or your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where your internet service provider is located (if you are not in the US).Your consent to accept service of process from the party who submitted the takedown notice.
    Please be aware that we may not take any action regarding your counter-notice unless your notification strictly complies with the foregoing requirements. Please send this counter-notice in accordance with the takedown notice instructions above.

    18. Choice of Law and Disputes
    This Agreement and actions taken hereunder shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia applied without regard to conflict of law principles. Any lawsuits or claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be heard in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    19. Severability
    In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.

    If two or more provisions of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with SpigotMC are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, SpigotMC shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.

    20. Non-Waiver
    We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law. Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or the any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.

    21. Assignment and Survival
    You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion. All portions of this Agreement that would reasonably be believed to survive termination shall survive and remain in full force upon termination, including but not limited to the Limitation of Liabilities, Representation and Warranties, Licensing, Indemnification, and Arbitration sections.

    22. Termination
    You may cancel your Paid Subscription or your account at any time via your SpigotMC dashboard or contacting us at [email protected]. Any refunds are subject to the refund terms contained in this Agreement. Please be aware that upon termination of your account, access to portions of our Platform may be become immediately disabled. We may terminate this Agreement with you if we determine that: (1) you have violated any applicable laws while using our Platform; (2) if you have violated this Agreement or as permitted by the Platform; or (3) if we believe that any of your actions may legally harm SpigotMC or our business interests, at our sole decision or discretion. In the event of termination, we will strive to provide you with a timely explanation; however, we are not required to do so.

    23. Entire Agreement
    This Agreement along with the Privacy Policy constitute the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter herein and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Any waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of each party.

    24. Amendments
    We may amend this Agreement from time to time. When we amend this Agreement, we will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified or we may email you. You may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if you do, you must immediately cease using our Platform.

    25. Electronic Communications
    The communications between you and SpigotMC use electronic means, whether you visit the Platform or send SpigotMC e-mails, or whether SpigotMC posts notices on the Platform or communications with you via mobile notifications or e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from SpigotMC in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that SpigotMC provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

    26. Platform Issues and Support
    Where you have any questions, issues, or if you are having trouble accessing or using the Platform, please contact us at [email protected].
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