Rewards Program Terms of Service
Terms last modified on January 11, 2019.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY; THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.
Welcome to the CurseForge Author Rewards Program, operated by Curse LLC (unaffiliated with Curse Media). Curse LLC (referred herein as “CurseForge,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides access to the CurseForge Author Rewards Program (the “Rewards Program”) for certain authors of add-on applications (“Add-On Applications”) and/or add-on application libraries (“Add-On Libraries” and collectively with Add-On Applications, “Add-Ons”) that are distributed through curseforge.com and other websites that are the part of the CurseForge website network (collectively, the “Sites”) and certain other account holders of the Sites that participate in various programs offered by CurseForge.
If you have any questions about the Rewards Program, please visit our FAQ. If you don’t find the answer to your question in our FAQ, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and username in all correspondence.
1. Description of Rewards Program
The Rewards Program provides certain users of the Sites the opportunity to receive CurseForge Rewards Points (“Points”) based upon certain metrics that CurseForge determines in its sole discretion, which metrics CurseForge may change from time to time in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you.
2. Rewards Program TOS Updates
CurseForge may revise this Rewards Program TOS as the Rewards Program evolves. You must agree to all revisions if you choose to continue participating in the Rewards Program. By using the Rewards Program after such an update, you agree to the then-current version of this Rewards Program TOS as posted on http://authors.curseforge.com/rewards-program/119-rewards-program-terms-of-service. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the then-current version of this Rewards Program TOS, you must immediately discontinue being a member of the Rewards Program and opt-out of the Rewards Program by going to the Rewards Program Settings section of your user profile.
You must be an individual person at least 18 years of age to register for the Rewards Program. Minor children may participate in the Rewards Program through the use a parent or guardian’s Rewards Program account so long as the parent or guardian consents and accepts full responsibility for the conduct of the child. Any entity other than individual persons are not allowed to register for the Rewards Program. To register for the Rewards Program, you must have an active, valid user account through the Sites and “opt-in” to participate in the Rewards Program. If you are part of a team of authors that has created an Add-On, you may register for the Rewards Program on behalf of your team, however, you will be solely responsible for distributing Points earned, if any, amongst your team members. CurseForge shall have no responsibility over, nor incur any liability related to, the distribution of Points between you and the rest of the creators of your project.
4. Earning Points
Points may be earned in a variety of manners, including, without limitation: (1) submitting projects; (2) participating in testing new features or applications available through the Sites; (3) moderating Sites forums; or (4) engaging in other activities for which points may be earned. CurseForge determines, in its sole and absolute discretion: (a) how Points are earned; (b) the amount of Points earned for each particular Rewards Program activity; and (c) when such Points, if any, shall be distributed to you. CurseForge expressly reserves the right to establish additional means of earning Points, to delete any or all means of earning Points, to exclude specific types of activities from those that allow points to be earned, to adjust your points, or to terminate the Rewards Program at any time, for any reason, or no reason at all.
Rewards will be earned and calculated as specified in the FAQs found at https://authors.curseforge.com/rewards-program/110-rewards-program-faq.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REWARDS PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL EARN ANY POINTS. CURSEFORGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE ANY POINTS THROUGH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REWARDS PROGRAM.
5. Points Redemption
You may redeem Points through certain designated areas of the Sites in which CurseForge may offer various items with assigned Point values. When you select a particular item offered through the Sites, and provided you have enough Points to acquire that item, the Points in your account will be reduced by the Point value designated for such item after you have completed the ordering process. Physical products that you have ordered through Points redemptions will be delivered within the time period specified for the delivery method designated on the Sites. Provided you have a Paypal account and you have submitted your Paypal account information to CurseForge, you may elect to redeem Points for cash. Cash redemptions are only available for 1000 Points or more. Should you elect to redeem your Points for cash, CurseForge will make a payment to your Paypal account in the cash amount redeemed within sixty (60) days from the date of redemption. All cash redemptions will be paid in US Dollars. Information regarding the conversion value of Points for cash can be found at https://authors.curseforge.com/store. All the other terms of this Section 5 with regards to item redemption apply to cash redemptions.
ALL REDEMPTIONS OF POINTS ARE DEEMED FINAL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT REDEMPTIONS OF POINTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR ALL REDEMPTIONS OF POINTS THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY UNAUTHORIZED REDEMPTIONS.
You must provide your current accurate taxpayer information to CurseForge. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely liable for the payment of any and all taxes resulting from your redemption of Points, and you further acknowledge and agree that you will execute any documents and do any such other acts or deeds as requested by CURSEFORGE with regards to your payment of such taxes. If CurseForge does not have current taxpayer information for you on file for a particular year, CurseForge may refuse your redemption of Points or withhold certain amounts from your redemptions as determined by CurseForge in its sole and absolute discretion.
Reward items may be subject to third party terms and conditions.
6. Points Expiration
Points will expire on the third anniversary from the end of the month in which you earn them. For example, if you earn 10 Points in February, 2013, those 10 Points will expire if you do not redeem them prior to February 28, 2016. CurseForge may, but is not obligated to, provide you an email reminder that your Points will expire to the email address you provided in creating your Rewards Program account. You are solely responsible for tracking when your Points will expire.
As between you and CurseForge, CurseForge owns the Sites and the Points. You hereby expressly acknowledge and agree that:
POINTS HAVE NO VALUE OUTSIDE OF THE CURSEFORGE REWARDS PROGRAM AND YOU HAVE NO CLAIM, RIGHT, TITLE, PROPRIETARY OR OWNERSHIP INTEREST IN ANY POINTS; AND
CURSEFORGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR THE DESTRUCTION, DELETION, MODIFICATION, IMPAIRMENT, HACKING OF OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND OF THE POINTS YOU HAVE RECEIVED, IF ANY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DELETION OF POINTS UPON THE TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR EXPIRATION OF POINTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 6.
8. Prohibited Activities
You agree that you will not buy, sell or trade, or offer to buy, sell or trade, any Points with any individual or entity other than by (1) redeeming Points with CurseForge pursuant to Section 5 above; or (2) giving Points to other CurseForge account holders through the Sites. For the avoidance of doubt, and in no way limiting the foregoing, you are prohibited from offering for sale or purchasing any Points (whether or not held by accounts registered to you) outside of the Sites, through a website, or any other medium, or exchanging Points, whether inside or outside the Sites except as set forth in Section 5 above or in this Section 8, for anything of value outside the Sites.
CurseForge has the right to terminate your Sites account if you violate the Terms of Service or any other CurseForge policy. Additionally, CurseForge may terminate your Sites account if CurseForge determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that you have: (1) engaged in fraud or deceitful conduct relating to the Rewards Program; or (2) engaged in any illegal act or violated any law, regulation or policy relating to the Rewards Program.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your participation in the Rewards Program is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REWARDS PROGRAM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE REWARDS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CURSEFORGE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CURSEFORGE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE REWARDS PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE REWARDS PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE REWARDS PROGRAM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE REWARDS PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SITES AND/OR REWARDS PROGRAM WILL BE CORRECTED.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
10. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CURSEFORGE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE REWARDS PROGRAM AND/OR THE SITE, EVEN IF CURSEFORGE AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO CASE SHALL THE LIABILITY OF CURSEFORGE OR ANY OF THE RELATED PARTIES EXCEED THE AMOUNT THAT YOU RECEIVED THROUGH REDEEMING POINTS DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE TIME YOUR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of CurseForge and/or the Related Parties shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In addition to your indemnification obligations set forth in the Terms of Service, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold CurseForge and the Related Parties harmless from any claim, demand, damages or other losses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, asserted by any third-party resulting from or arising out of any breach by you of this Rewards Program TOS.
You acknowledge that CurseForge, in its sole discretion, may terminate your username, password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Rewards Program for a variety of reasons, including, without limitation, if CurseForge believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Rewards Program TOS or any other agreement referred to in the Rewards Program TOS. You agree that any termination of your access to the Rewards Program under any provision of the Rewards Program TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that CurseForge may immediately deactivate or delete your account and/or bar any further access to the Rewards Program. If your account is terminated by CurseForge, it will not be automatically renewed and access will be terminated, without refund. If for any reason your account is terminated by either CurseForge or you, all Points in your account will be immediately forfeited. Further, you agree that CurseForge shall not be liable to you or any third-party for termination of your access to the Rewards Program.
In the event of any conflict between the Terms of Service and this Rewards Program TOS, the terms and provisions of this Rewards Program TOS shall control and prevail to the extent related to the CurseForge Author Rewards Program.
We may contact you via e-mail or postal mail to provide you with information about the Rewards Program or your account or to provide you with information about special offers available only to CurseForge Rewards Program participants.