Xbox.com Service Agreement
(Last Updated: October 2010)
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING XBOX!
The XBOX.COM Web Site is comprised of various Web pages and services operated by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 or its affiliates (collectively, the "Xbox.com Web Site").
The Xbox.com Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Xbox.com Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. The Xbox.com Web Site may also contain additional terms that govern particular features or offers (for example, sweepstakes or chat areas) ("Additional Terms").
In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein conflict with the Additional Terms or other terms and guidelines contained within the Xbox.com Web Site, then these terms shall control.
PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
See the Privacy Statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=259655 for disclosures relating to the collection and use of your personal information.
Microsoft reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Xbox.com Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges, if any, associated with the use of the Xbox.com Web Site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions and your continued use of the website acknowledge your agreement.
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION
Unless otherwise specified, the Xbox.com Web Site is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Xbox.com Web Site.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Xbox.com Web Site may contain links to or feeds from other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Microsoft and Microsoft is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site or any information transmitted on a Linked Site. Microsoft is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Microsoft of the site or any association with its operators.
Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within or available via a link from the Xbox.com Web Site or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Microsoft shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Xbox.com Web Site, you warrant to Microsoft that you will not use the Xbox.com Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Xbox.com Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Xbox.com Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Xbox.com Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Xbox.com Web Site.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
The Xbox.com Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any topic, name, material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of their belonging to a race, a religion or a nation, or that insults the victims of crimes against humanity by contesting the existence of those crimes.
- Upload or otherwise make available files that contain images, photos, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which is made available through the Xbox.com Web Site in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
- Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
Your use of the Communication Services is also subject to the Code of Conduct.
Microsoft has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Microsoft reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Microsoft reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Microsoft reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Microsoft's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Microsoft does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Microsoft specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Microsoft spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
USE OF XBOX LIVE
USE OF XBOX.COM MOBILE WEB SITE
To visit the mobile Xbox.com Web Site, go to http://www.xbox.mobi or text 'Xbox' to <30360> and you will receive a text message with a link on your mobile phone. Charges may apply depending on your contract with your mobile carrier.
You can register for or unsubscribe from the Xbox SMS text messaging service (“SMS Service”) at Xbox.com, You can also opt-out from the SMS Service by texting 'STOP' into <30360> from your mobile phone and we will unsubscribe you. After you have been unsubscribed from the SMS Service, you will not receive any additional messages from the SMS Service until you re-register and opt-in for cell phone messages at Xbox.com.
To get help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, from your mobile phone, you may request our contact information at any time by texting HELP to <30360>.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO MICROSOFT OR POSTED AT ANY XBOX.COM WEB SITE
Microsoft does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Microsoft (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Xbox.com Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Microsoft, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission, and the right to sublicense such rights to any Xbox game publisher or supplier of the Xbox.com Web Site.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Microsoft is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Microsoft's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
SOFTWARE AND CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. MICROSOFT AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT MICROSOFT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT MICROSOFT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT MICROSOFT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT SENT USING AND/OR INCLUDED IN THE XBOX.COM WEB SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
Microsoft reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all Xbox.com Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES
If you live in or your business is incorporated in the United States of America then claims for breach of this contract will be subject to the laws of the State of Washington, without reference to conflict of laws principles. All other claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of your state of residence in the United States. If you live in or your business is incorporated in the United States of America you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts in King County, Washington, USA for all disputes relating to this contract or the Service.
If you live in or your business is incorporated outside of the United States of America all claims, including claims regarding consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort, will be subject to the laws of the country in which you reside and the courts in the country in which you reside will have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising out of or relating to this contract.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Microsoft as a result of this agreement or use of the Xbox.com Web Site. You agree to indemnify and hold Microsoft, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Xbox.com Web Site. Microsoft reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Xbox.com Web Site, including its contents, without your prior permission if Microsoft has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Microsoft or its affiliated companies; (3) enforce the terms or use; or (4) act to protect the interests of its members or others. Microsoft's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Microsoft's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Xbox.com Web Site or information provided to or gathered by Microsoft with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Microsoft with respect to the Xbox.com Web Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Microsoft with respect to the Xbox.com Web Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:
All contents of the Xbox.com Web Site are: Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Corporation and/or its suppliers, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and/or other Microsoft products referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement at www.microsoft.com/info/cpyrtInfrg.htm