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Terms of Service


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.


The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Challonge.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by CHALLONGE! LLC. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, CHALLONGE! LLC's Privacy Policy and procedures that may be published from time to time on this site (collectively, the "Agreement").

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 CHALLONGE! LLC, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your Challonge.com Account

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 CHALLONGE! LLC of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

2. Responsibility of Contributors

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:

  • The downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • If your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • The Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • The Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • The Content is not pornographic, libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • Your tournament is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • Your tournament is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your tournament's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • You have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by CHALLONGE! LLC or otherwise.

By submitting Content to CHALLONGE! LLC for inclusion on your Challonge.com tournament page, you grant CHALLONGE! LLC 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, CHALLONGE! LLC 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 CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Fees and Payment

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 CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors

CHALLONGE! LLC 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, CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites

CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC does not have any control over those non-CHALLONGE! LLC websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-CHALLONGE! LLC website or webpage, CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-CHALLONGE! LLC websites and webpages.

6. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As CHALLONGE! LLC 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 CHALLONGE! LLC in accordance with its Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. CHALLONGE! LLC 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 CHALLONGE! LLC or others, it may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, CHALLONGE! LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to it.

7. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from CHALLONGE! LLC 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 CHALLONGE! LLC.

8. Changes

CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

9. Termination

CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". CHALLONGE! LLC 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. CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

11. Limitation of Liability

In no event will CHALLONGE! LLC 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 CHALLONGE! LLC under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

12. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the CHALLONGE! LLC Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

13. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CHALLONGE! LLC 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.

14. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between CHALLONGE! LLC and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by the posting by CHALLONGE! LLC 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; CHALLONGE! LLC 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.