User Terms and Conditions of Service
Updated as of March 17, 2022
Welcome to Vale Inc (dba Mushroom Party)! Mushroom Party is a skill based decentralized polling platform. Each poll or mushroom party (collectively, “Polls”) are unique challenges where users contribute or choose the side of two debated topics and rally their friends to win.
BY ENTERING OUR SITE, USING THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, CLICKING “I ACCEPT” AT ANY TIME, OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY COMPETITIONS, YOU: (A) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AND ALL OBLIGATIONS AND RULES THAT MAY BE INCLUDED WITHIN EACH POLL IN WHICH YOU PARTICIPATE (“Rules”) (these Terms and Conditions of Service, the terms of any policy incorporated herein, and the Rules are collectively referred to as the “Terms”) IN THEIR ENTIRETY; (B) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS; AND (C) ARE AUTHORIZED AND ABLE TO ACCEPT THESE TERMS. If you don’t wish to be bound by the Terms, do not click “I accept” and do not use the Services. Declining to accept these Terms means you will be unable to participate in Polls or use Mushroom Party.
1. GENERAL TERMS
1.1. ARBITRATION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY OF WHATEVER NATURE (“CLAIM”) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND/OR OUR SOFTWARE OR SERVICES MUST BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 14 BELOW. PLEASE READ SECTION 14 CAREFULLY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE (OR PARTICIPATE IN AS A PARTY OR CLASS MEMBER) ALL DISPUTES IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY.
1.2. Changes to the Terms. We may amend, change, modify or revise the Terms at any time, and we may post a notice on our website at (“Website”) of any material changes, and you can see when these Terms were last revised by referring to the “Updated” legend above. Your continued participation in Competitions and/or use of Software or Services means you accept any new or modified Terms. You are responsible for reviewing the Terms for any changes, so please check back here from time to time.
1.3. Eligibility. You may not modify these Terms except in writing signed by both you and Mushroom Party. For purposes of these Terms, “writing” does not mean an email nor an electronic/facsimile signature.
1.3.1. Location. To be eligible to to participate in any poll or receive Services, and/or to download Software, you must: (a) not be located in a jurisdiction where participating in a poll is prohibited; (b) have the power to enter into a contract with Mushroom Party; (c) not be physically located in the following countries: Belarus, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cuba, Russia, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Zimbabwe; and (d) at all times abide by these Terms. If any one of these requirements is not met at any time, we may suspend your access with or without notice.
1.5. Your Wallet. We identify you by the public address of your Solana blockchain wallet. As the holder of your digital Wallet, you are solely responsible for complying with these Terms, and only you are entitled to all benefits accruing thereto. You may not allow any other person to (i) access your Wallet; (ii) access Services or Software through your Wallet; or (iii) accept or use winnings, airdrops, prizes, and other representative of value (collectively “Winnings”). You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your identification or any other breach or threatened breach of our security or the security of your Wallet in any Mushroom Party poll.
1.6. Personal Location Data: As a part of this service, we collect anonymous demographic and location information from your device.
1.7. Use of Information Collected: Anonymous demographic and location information is used to improve Services.
2. SERVICES AND SOFTWARE
2.1. The Services. We may, with or without notice to you: (1) modify, suspend or terminate your access to the Website, Services and/or Software for any reason without liability; and (2) interrupt the operation of the Website, Services and/or Software as necessary to perform maintenance, error correction, or other work. We may suspend access of any user who violates, or whom we reasonably believe may be in violation of or will violate, these Terms, at any time without notice and without liability. Also, and without limiting our other rights or remedies, if we believe you have violated these Terms or if you have violated these Terms, may determine that your Winnings, if any, will be forfeited, disgorged or recouped.
3. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
3.1. Prohibited US States/Countries. You acknowledge that various rules, regulations and laws addressing sweepstakes, contests, and tournaments with entry fees and/or prizes govern your participation in Competitions (“Gaming Laws”), and that Gaming Laws are set up by each individual US state, country, territory, or jurisdiction. If you are located in any Prohibited Jurisdiction, you may not participate in a poll. In the United States, Prohibited Jurisdictions, as of the “Updated” date above, include: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to monitor the location from which you access Services, and we may block access from any Prohibited Jurisdiction.
3.2. Additional Laws. In addition to Gaming Laws, you are also subject to all municipal, state and federal laws, rules and regulations of the city, state and country in which you reside and from which you access and use Services, including without limitation U.S. export laws (together with Gaming Laws, the “Applicable Laws”). You are solely responsible for your compliance with all Applicable Laws. Access to polls may not be legal for some or all residents of, or persons present in, certain jurisdictions. SERVICES AND POLLS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS. Your participation in polls is at your own risk, and you agree not to hold us responsible or liable if Applicable Laws restrict or prohibit your access or participation.
3.3. LEGAL DISCLAIMERS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE LAWFULNESS OF YOUR PARTICIPATING IN ANY COMPETITION OFFERED BY OUR DEVELOPER PARTNERS OR USE OF SERVICES, NOR SHALL ANY PERSON AFFILIATED, OR CLAIMING AFFILIATION, WITH US HAVE AUTHORITY TO MAKE ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.
4. YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES TO US
You represent and warrant to us that (1) you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to these Terms, and to participate in polls on our platform; and (2) you will comply with these Terms when participating in polls, and/or receiving Services, (3) all information you supply to us is complete, accurate and current (and knowingly submitting incomplete or inaccurate information, or failing to update and maintain current, complete and accurate information, may result, without limitation, in immediate revoking of access to Services and forfeiture of Winnings).
5. YOUR INDEMNIFICATION OF US
You will, at your own cost and expense, indemnify and hold us and our directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, disputes, liabilities, judgments, settlements, actions, debts or rights of action, losses of whatever kind, and all costs and fees, including reasonable legal and attorneys’ fees, arising out of or relating to (i) your breach of these Terms; (ii) any use of the Website, and the Services by any person including yourself; (iii) your violation of Applicable Laws; and/or (iv) your negligence or misconduct; and, if we instruct you in writing, you will, at your cost and expense, defend us from any of the foregoing using counsel reasonably acceptable to us.
6. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
6.1. Rules of Conduct. You are personally responsible for your use of Services and Software, and while using Services and Software you must conduct yourself in a lawful and respectful manner in accordance with our rules of conduct below. We may temporarily or permanently ban users who violate these rules, or who abuse email communications, support communications, or the community purpose of any message board areas, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
- Profanity, obscenities, or the use of **asterisks** or other “masking” characters to disguise such words, is not permitted.
- You may not use or upload obscene, lewd, slanderous, pornographic, abusive, violent, insulting, indecent, threatening and harassing language of any kind, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
- Do not share personal information (your name, phone number, home address, and password) with other users.
- Do not transmit or upload any copyrighted or trademarked materials in messages or postings.
- Information disclosed in chat rooms, message boards, or via Mushroom Party’s Discord is revealed to the public, and we are not responsible for information you choose to disclose to others.
- You may not attempt to participate in any Service by means of automatic, macro, programmed or similar methods.
- You may not commit fraud with regard to any Service.
- You may not attempt to impersonate or deceive another user for the purposes of illicitly obtaining cards, passwords, account information etc. (aka “scamming”).
You may not make any commercial use of any of the information provided on the Website or through the Services nor make any use of the Website or Services for the benefit of a business.
6.2. Cheating, Fraud, and Abuse. In accessing or participating in Services or using the Software, you represent and warrant to us that you will not engage in any activity that interrupts or attempts to interrupt the operation of the Services or Software. Anyone who engages in, participates in or displays behavior that may be interpreted, in the discretion of us as unfair methods in participating in Services or using the Software, including but not limited to, the opening and/or use of multiple wallets, the use of unauthorized or altered software or hardware to assist play (e.g., bots, bot nets, and collusion with bots), intentionally poor play in certain polls to achieve competitive advantage, deliberate transfer of money between accounts (e.g., “money laundering”), harassment of other participants, posting objectionable material, breach of these Terms, breach of security of your Wallet, or any other act (whether through the use of automated technology or otherwise) that unfairly alters your chance of winning or constitutes the commission of fraud (collectively, “Abuse”), you will be subject to immediate sanction, which may include, without limitation: (1) immediate termination of your access and blocking of future access to the Website and Services; (2) any Winnings that you may otherwise have been entitled to receive shall be void and forfeited; and (3) any Winnings received by you shall be subject to disgorgement and/or recoupment. In addition to the foregoing, we reserve the right to disclose or report any money laundering similar illegal activity to law enforcement and regulatory authorities. Without limiting our other available remedies, we, solely, may institute or seek any injunctive relief, civil and/or criminal proceedings against you and/or any of your co-conspirators arising out of or related to your commission of Abuse, including without limitation recovering all of our fees and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) in connection with such efforts.
6.3. Hacking, Tampering, or Unauthorized Access. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to systems or any other wallets, interfere with procedures or performance of Services, Software or the Website or deliberately damage or undermine the Services or Software is subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution and will result in immediate termination of your Services and forfeiture of your Winnings. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from hacking, tampering or other unauthorized access or use of the Services.
6.4. Restrictions. Any use, reproduction or redistribution of the Service, Software, or related products or services (including without limitation, Digital Assets) not expressly authorized by these Terms is expressly prohibited. You may not engage in, or assist others to engage in, conduct that would damage or impair our property including, without limitation: (a) copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, performing, framing, linking, hosting, caching, reproducing, publishing, licensing, or creating derivative works from any information, software, products or services obtained from us; (b) providing unauthorized means through which others may use Services such as through server emulators; (c) taking actions that impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on network infrastructure, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair our Websites or Services; (d) interfering with any other party’s use and enjoyment of Services and/or Software (including cheating) or the Website; and/or (e) attempting to gain unauthorized access to third party accounts, the Service or Software.
7. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States copyright law have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet with ways to protect their rights. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied without your authorization and is available in the Services in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you can provide notice of your claim to the designated agent listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property right that is allegedly infringed;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located in this game; Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party can be contacted;
- A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Mushroom Party’s Designated Agent is: Vale, Inc.; [email protected].
8. TERM AND TERMINATION
These Terms apply to you and to us from the date that you accept them as provided above, until termination of your use of Services (whether by wallet disconnect, deactivation, cancellation, closure, expiration or termination by you or us). Upon termination you must immediately discontinue use of the Services and the Software. Immediately upon termination, all license and rights granted to you under these Terms automatically terminate. Your obligation to pay accrued Fees will survive any termination of these Terms. Any and all terms and conditions within these Terms which should, by their nature, survive termination of these Terms, will survive such termination (including without limitation Sections 3.3, 4, 5, 6, 8.6)
We strive to keep Services up and running; however, all online services suffer occasional disruptions and outages, and we are not responsible or liable for any disruption or loss you may suffer as a result.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SERVICES, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION AND DATA PROVIDED ARE “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK WITH RESPECT THERETO. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT SERVICES, YOUR WALLET, SOFTWARE, THE WEBSITE AND/OR DIGITAL ASSETS WILL BE SECURE, VIRUS-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SAME WILL FUNCTION PROPERLY IN COMBINATION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COMPONENT, TECHNOLOGY, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR SYSTEM.
We are not responsible or liable for any damage, loss or injury resulting from, relating to or arising out of (1) use, access or attempted use or access of Services, Digital Assets, the Software or the Website; (2) downloading any information from the Software, Services or Website; and/or (3) violations of these Terms by other users. We have no responsibility to enforce these terms for the benefit of any user.
Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties; as such the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you in its entirety.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL) OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE OR ACCESSIBLE TO YOU, WHETHER BASED ON A CLAIM OR ACTION OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER TORT, BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY DUTY, INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE, THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITY.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED U.S. $50.00. THE EXISTENCE OF ONE OR MORE CLAIMS BY YOU WILL NOT INCREASE OUR LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO OUR PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES.
Certain jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability for incidental, consequential or certain other types of damages; as such, the limitations and exclusions set forth in this Section may not apply to you.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION
11.1. General. This Section applies to any Dispute except for Disputes relating to the enforcement or validity of our intellectual property rights. The term “Dispute” means any dispute, action or other controversy between you and us concerning these Terms, the Services or any product, service or information we make available to you, whether in contract, warranty, tort, statute, regulation, ordinance or any other legal or equitable basis. “Dispute” will be given the broadest possible meaning allowable under law. In the event of a Dispute, you or we must give the other a Notice of Dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the Dispute, and the relief requested. We will send any Notice of Dispute to you by U.S. Mail to your address if we have it, or otherwise to your email address. You and we will attempt to resolve any Dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the Notice of Dispute is sent. After sixty (60) days, either you or we may commence arbitration. You may also litigate any Dispute in small claims court in your county of residence or New York, New York, if the Dispute meets all requirements to be heard in the small claims court. You may litigate in small claims court whether or not you negotiated informally first.
11.2. Binding arbitration. If you and we do not resolve any Dispute by informal negotiation or in small claims court, any other effort to resolve the Dispute will be conducted exclusively by binding arbitration as described in this Section. Instead, all Disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Federal Arbitration Act. Any court with jurisdiction over the parties may enforce the arbitrator’s award.
11.3. Class action waiver. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, any proceedings to resolve or litigate any Dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor we will seek to have any Dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings. If this waiver is found to be illegal or unenforceable as to all or some parts of a Dispute, then it won’t apply to those parts. Instead, those parts will be severed and proceed in a court of law, with the remaining parts proceeding in arbitration.
11.4. Arbitration procedure. If you are located within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or the European Union, or any of their territories, then any arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. You and we each agree to commence arbitration only in New York, New York, USA. You may request a telephonic or in-person hearing by following the AAA rules. In a Dispute involving $10,000 or less, any hearing will be telephonic unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing instead. If you are located in a country other than listed above, then arbitration will be conducted by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) pursuant to UNCITRAL rules, and the arbitration shall be conducted in English and the English version of these Terms (and not any translation) shall control, and both parties hereby agree to accord this arbitration agreement the broadest scope admissible under applicable Laws, and that it shall be interpreted in a non-restrictive manner. The arbitrator may award the same damages to you individually as a court could. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only to you individually, and only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim. These Terms govern to the extent they conflict with the arbitrators’ commercial rules. The arbitrator may award compensatory damages, but shall NOT be authorized to award non-economic damages, such as for emotional distress, or pain and suffering or punitive or indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees, cost and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the arbitrator and AAA; however, the arbitrator may award to the prevailing party reimbursement of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs (including, for example, expert witness fees and travel expenses), and/or the fees and costs of the arbitrator. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after conclusion of the arbitration, the arbitrator shall issue a written award and a written statement of decision describing the material factual findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. Judgment on the award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties waive their right to commence any action or judicial proceeding in connection with a dispute hereunder, except for purposes of: (i) recognition and/or enforcement of the arbitration award or any other decision by the arbitral tribunal, (ii) obliging the other party to participate in the arbitration proceedings, (iii) requesting any type of conservative or interim measure in connection with the dispute prior to the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, (iv) requesting the appearance of witnesses and/or experts, and/or (v) requesting that any information and/or documentation discovery be complied with. By agreeing to this binding arbitration provision, you understand that you are waiving certain rights and protections which may otherwise be available if a claim or Dispute were determined by litigation in court, including, without limitation, the right to seek or obtain certain types of damages precluded by this arbitration provision, the right to a jury trial, certain rights of appeal, the right bring a claim as a class member in any purported class or representative proceeding, and the right to invoke formal rules of procedure and evidence.
11.5. Claims or Disputes. Must be filed within one year. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any claim or Dispute under these Terms must be filed within one year from the date of the cause of action. If a claim or dispute isn’t filed within one year, it’s permanently barred.
11.6. Equitable Relief. You agree that we would be irreparably damaged if these Terms were not specifically enforced. Therefore, in addition to any other remedy we may have at law, and notwithstanding our agreement to arbitrate Disputes, we are entitled without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to seek appropriate equitable remedies with respect to your violation of these Terms in any court of competent jurisdiction.
11.7 Language of the Terms: If we provide a translated version of these Terms, the User Terms of Service, the Developer Terms and Conditions of Service, the Affiliate Program Terms of Service, or any other terms or policy, it is for informational purposes only. If the translated version means something different than the English version, then the English meaning will be the one that applies.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior or other arrangements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written. These Terms cannot be modified by you, and may only be modified by us as provided above. Our failure to require or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Terms or to exercise any right under them shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of our right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. The provisions of these Terms are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such determination of invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other manner or jurisdiction and without affecting the remaining provisions of the Terms, which shall continue to be in full force and effect. Section titles in these Terms are for reference only and have no legal effect. No right or remedy of ours shall be exclusive of any other, whether at law or in equity, including without limitation damages injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees and expenses. We may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms or transfer any rights to use the Services or Software. You consent to our providing you notifications about the Services or information the law requires us to provide. Notices addressed to you will be deemed given and received when they are sent. If you do not consent to receive notices electronically, you must stop using the Services. These Terms are solely for your and our benefit, and not for the benefit of any other person, except for our successors and assigns.
A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Please send any questions or comments (including all inquiries unrelated to copyright infringement) to: [email protected]. Please print these Terms for your records.
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