Challonge.com was created to help tournament organizers manage tournaments and create brackets that correctly adhere to seeding rules. Aside from some paid features the site offers, use of Challonge.com is free of charge. As long as you don't go out of your way to try to break the site, steal private data, or post stupid things (spam, hate content, etc.), we'll get along just fine! The following terms of service are a modified version of Automattic's WordPress.com terms which are available under the Creative Commons Sharealike license.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by SplitmediaLabs Limited, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of it, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. You must immediately notify SplitmediaLabs Limited of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. SplitmediaLabs Limited will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
If you manage a tournament on the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
By submitting Content to SplitmediaLabs Limited for inclusion on your Challonge.com tournament page, you grant SplitmediaLabs Limited a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your tournament. If you delete Content, SplitmediaLabs Limited will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, CHALLONGE! LLC has the right (though not the obligation) to, in its sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in its reasonable opinion, violates any SplitmediaLabs Limited policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in its sole discretion. SplitmediaLabs Limited will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Optional premium paid services such as extra traffic allowance for bracket modules are available on the Website. By selecting a premium service you agree to pay SplitmediaLabs Limited the fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service until its benefits are depleted (bracket module use credits reaches zero, for example). Premium service fees are not refundable.
SplitmediaLabs Limited has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, SplitmediaLabs Limited does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. SplitmediaLabs Limited disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
SplitmediaLabs Limited has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Challonge.com links, and that link to Challonge.com. SplitmediaLabs Limited does not have any control over those non-SplitmediaLabs Limited websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-SplitmediaLabs Limited website or webpage, SplitmediaLabs Limited does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. SplitmediaLabs Limited disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-SplitmediaLabs Limited websites and webpages.
As SplitmediaLabs Limited asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Challonge.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify SplitmediaLabs Limited in accordance with its Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. SplitmediaLabs Limited will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of SplitmediaLabs Limited or others, it may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, SplitmediaLabs Limited will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to it.
This Agreement does not transfer from SplitmediaLabs Limited to you any of its or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with SplitmediaLabs Limited.
SplitmediaLabs Limited reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. SplitmediaLabs Limited may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
SplitmediaLabs Limited may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Challonge.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The Website is provided "as is". SplitmediaLabs Limited hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SplitmediaLabs Limited makes no warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
In no event will SplitmediaLabs Limited be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to SplitmediaLabs Limited under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. SplitmediaLabs Limited shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SplitmediaLabs Limited from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between SplitmediaLabs Limited and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by the posting by SplitmediaLabs Limited of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Indiana, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Marion County, Indianapolis. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; SplitmediaLabs Limited may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.