Hi Studio Terms of Service (“Agreement”)
These terms of service (“Terms”, “Agreement”) apply to your access and use of Hi Studio Limited (“Hi Studio”)’s games, websites and other services (the “Service”). Please read them carefully.
Accepting these Terms
If you access or use the Service, it means you agree to be bound by all of the terms below. So, before you use the Service, please read all of the terms. If you don’t agree to all of the terms below, please do not use the Service.
You agree you are over 13 years old. If you are between 13 and 18 years old, you need to review and agree by your legal guardian (like parents).
This Agreement sets forth the legal terms for your use of the Service that are made available via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook and/or any related services related to our games.
Also, if a term does not make sense to you, please let us know via our customer service email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to these Terms
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service by posting the updated terms on the Service at any time. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access or continue to access the Service or discontinue any use of the Service immediately.
When you create an account or use another service to log in to the Service, you agree to maintain the security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to any data or other information you provide to the Service.
You understand that if you delete your account, or if we delete your account in accordance with these terms, you may lose access to any data previously associated with your account (including, without limitation, the level or score you have reached in our Games and any Virtual Money or Virtual Goods associated with your account).
You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in any account that you create using any of our services. We may suspend, terminate, modify or delete any of these accounts at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice to you.
If you discover or suspect any Service security breaches, please let us know as soon as possible.
Virtual Goods and Virtual Money
Our Games may include virtual currencies such as coins (“Virtual Money”) or items or services for use with our Games (“Virtual Goods”). If you are over 18 years old, you may be able to buy Virtual Goods or Virtual Money. You agree that once purchased Virtual Money and Virtual Goods have no monetary value and can never be exchanged for real money, real goods or real services from us or anyone else. You also agree that you will only obtain Virtual Money and/or Virtual Goods only from us, and not from any third party. You agree that Virtual Money and Virtual Goods are not transferrable to anyone else and you will not transfer or attempt to transfer any Virtual Money or Virtual Goods to anyone else.
The balance of virtual goods or virtual currency does not contain real value. The user agrees that the sales of all virtual currencies and goods are final and that the company does not make refunds once the transactions are complete. When a user purchases virtual goods or currencies from the company, the delivery of goods will be carried out as soon as the purchase is complete and thus, the user agrees that they forfeit the right to withdraw and cancel since they have already received the benefits of the relevant virtual goods and/or currencies.
The company may manage, regulate, change or remove the contents of all virtual currencies or goods without being held liable by the user.
When the company stops or terminates the user’s account without limits to its contents according to the Terms and Conditions of the company, the user will lose all of the virtual currencies and goods they hold and the company will not make a refund and compensate for the loss.
1. In-Game purchases
Hi Studio may license to you certain virtual goods to be used within the Games and which you may purchase with real money or which you may earn or redeem via gameplay (“Virtual Items”). When you obtain such Virtual Items from Hi Studio or its authorized designee, you receive a limited, personal, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to use such Virtual Items within the applicable Game and solely for non-commercial use.
When you purchase Virtual Items in our Games on third-party platforms such as Apple, Google or Amazon, Hi Studio is not a party to the transaction and your purchase will be governed by the third-party platform’s payment terms and conditions. Please review the platform’s terms of service for additional information.
For Virtual Items, your order will represent an offer to us to obtain a limited license and right to use the relevant Virtual Item(s) that will be accepted by us when we accept payment. At that point, the limited license begins.
For orders to obtain a limited license and right to use Virtual Items, by clicking the purchase/order button on the purchase window or page you:
● agree that we will supply the Virtual Items to you as soon as we have accepted your order; and
● if you reside in the European Union (the “EU”), you acknowledge that you will therefore no longer have the right to cancel under the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (as implemented by the law of the country where you are located) once we start to supply the Virtual Item.
You understand that while you may “earn,” “buy,” or “purchase” Virtual Items in our Services, you do not legally “own” the Virtual Items and the amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to any credit balance of real currency or its equivalent. Any “virtual currency” balance shown in your account does not constitute a real-world balance or reflect any stored value, but instead constitutes a measurement of the extent of your limited license.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HI STUDIO IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY, OR WHETHER YOU MADE A PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SITE OR ANOTHER PLATFORM SUCH AS APPLE, GOOGLE, AMAZON, OR ANY OTHER SITES OR PLATFORMS WHERE WE OFFER OUR SERVICES. PURCHASES TO ACQUIRE A LIMITED LICENSE AND RIGHT TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
Additional Payment Terms:
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an account registered to you. Hi Studio may revise the pricing for the Virtual Items it licenses to you through the Services at any time. Hi Studio may modify or eliminate Virtual Items at any time, with or without notice. Virtual Items cannot be sold, traded, transferred, or exchanged for cash.
Some of Hi Studio’s Games may offer subscription-based Services. If you purchase a subscription, then by clicking the purchase button you are requesting that we begin supplying the subscription Services immediately and you are entering into a monthly subscription contract with Hi Studio. You are also authorizing a charge to you on a recurring basis of a monthly subscription fee at the rate quoted at the time of purchase. By purchasing a subscription, we will automatically charge on a recurring basis the payment method associated with your account. For subscription Services purchased in a Hi Studio Game played on a platform such as Apple or Google, the applicable platform will charge you for the subscription fee and the platform’s payment terms will apply. Please review the appropriate platform’s payment terms for additional information.
Trial subscriptions are offered free of charge for a certain period of time from activation specified in the relevant trial offer in the Game. If you do not cancel the subscription within such trial period, the trial subscription will automatically convert into a paid subscription for the fees and for the subscription period set out in the Game at the time of the activation of the trial period. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period using the subscription setting of your account. Any paid subscription you activate begins immediately from the activation of such paid subscription and not after the expiration of any trial period. Any unused trial period will therefore be forfeited if a subscription is activated prior to the expiration of such trial period.
Your subscription will automatically renew each subscription period unless and until you terminate your subscription or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription before it renews, otherwise payment of the subscription fees for the next period will be taken automatically via your chosen payment method. You are responsible for the timely payment of all fees and for providing Hi Studio with valid credit card or payment account details for payment of all fees. In case the subscription fee cannot be taken from your account due to absence of monetary funds, invalidity of credit card or for any other reason, your subscription will be automatically cancelled.
Subscription rates are based on an amount in U.S. Dollars. If you are using a local currency, the actual amount may fluctuate based on currency exchange rates without notice to you. The charges will be applied to the payment instrument or method you provide when you start your subscription (or to a different payment instrument or method, if you change your account information). Please note that prices and charges are subject to change. If we make a change to the monthly subscription rate in U.S. Dollars, we will notify you of such change in advance.
Once you have purchased a subscription, you cannot cancel your subscription for the current subscription period as that is activated as soon as you purchase a subscription. However, you may cancel your subscription for the next subscription period as follows: you can manage and cancel your subscription at any time in your “Account Settings” of your device. For iOS subscriptions, please see Apple’s support page https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202039. For Google Play subscriptions, please see Google Play’s support page https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481?hl=en-GB&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid.
Except where required by applicable law, paid subscription fees are non-refundable. Hi Studio in its sole discretion and at any time may modify the subscription fee. Any subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current subscription period. You will be provided reasonable prior notice of any change in subscription fee. If you do not take action to agree to the increase in subscription fee, your subscription shall expire at the end of the then-current subscription period.
Your Content & Conduct
Our Service may allow you and other users to post, link and otherwise make available content. You are responsible for the content that you make available to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
When you post, link or otherwise make available content to the Service, you grant us the right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute your content on or through the Service. We may format your content for display throughout the Service, but we will not edit or revise the substance of your content itself.
Aside from our limited right to your content, you retain all of your rights to the content you post, link and otherwise make available on or through the Service.
You can remove the content that you posted by deleting it. Once you delete your content, it will not appear on the Service, but copies of your deleted content may remain in our system or backups for some period of time. We will retain web server access logs and then delete them.
You may not post, link and otherwise make available on or through the Service any of the following:
● Content that is libelous, defamatory, bigoted, fraudulent or deceptive;
● Content that is illegal or unlawful, that would otherwise create liability;
● Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual or other right of any party;
● Mass or repeated promotions, political campaigning or commercial messages directed at users who do not follow you (SPAM);
● Private information of any third party (e.g., addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers); and
● Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or code.
Also, you agree that you will not do any of the following in connection with the Service or other users:
● Use the Service in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Service or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Service;
● Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
● Collect any personal information about other users, or intimidate, threaten, stalk or otherwise harass other users of the Service;
● Create an account or post any content if you are not over 13 years of age years of age; and
● Circumvent or attempt to circumvent any filtering, security measures, rate limits or other features designed to protect the Service, users of the Service, or third parties.
Intellectual Property Rights
Except for the limited license granted above, we and our licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to the Services, including the technology and software used to provide the Services. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. If you violate these Terms, you may be breaking the law, including by violating our intellectual property rights. We and our licensors may actively protect our intellectual property rights in the event you violate these Terms (including by seeking injunctive relief). In addition, you agree not to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from the Service.
If you provide us with any suggestions for enhancement or feedback regarding the Service, you agree that we will have a perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide license to use such suggestions and feedback, including by incorporating your suggestions or feedback in the Service, without any obligation to compensate you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you waive any moral rights you may have in such suggestions and feedback.
Hyperlinks and Third-Party Content
You may create a hyperlink to the Service. However, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any of our trademarks, logos or other proprietary information without our express written consent.
Hi Studio makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Service or websites linking to the Service. When you leave the Service, you should be aware that these Terms and our policies no longer govern.
If there is any content on the Service from you and others, we don’t review, verify or authenticate it, and it may include inaccuracies or false information. We make no representations, warranties, or guarantees relating to the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness of any content contained in the Service. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of or reliance on any content.
Unavoidable Legal Stuff
The Service and any other service and content included on or otherwise made available to you through the Service are provided to you on an as is or as available basis without any representations or warranties of any kind. We disclaim any and all warranties and representations (express or implied, oral or written) with respect to the service and content included on or otherwise made available to you through the Service whether alleged to arise by operation of law, by reason of custom or usage in the trade, by course of dealing or otherwise.
In no event will Hi Studio be liable to you or any third party for any special, indirect, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Service or any other service and/or content included on or otherwise made available to you through the Service, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or are aware of the possibility of such damages. Our total liability for all causes of action and under all theories of liability will be limited to the amount you paid to Hi Studio. This section will be given full effect even if any remedy specified in this agreement is deemed to have failed of its essential purpose.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees, costs, penalties, interest and disbursements) we incur in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party relating to your use of the Service or the use of the Service by any person using your account, including any claim that your use of the Service violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party, and/or your violation of these Terms.
Hi Studio grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use the Service in accordance with this Agreement.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Hi Studio, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Hi Studio, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
We take intellectual property rights seriously. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and, at our sole discretion, access to the service for users who are deemed to be repeat infringers.
We may terminate your access to the Service, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Hi Studio regarding the use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Hi Studio relating to your use of the Service.
Please let us know what you think of the Service, these Terms and, in general, Games. When you provide us with any feedback, comments or suggestions about the Service, these Terms and, in general, Games, you irrevocably assign to us all of your right, title and interest in and to your feedback, comments and suggestions.
Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Service may be directed to us at email@example.com