1.1. Welcome to SKILLPOD. We provide an online platform through which we offer our users access to interactive flash games (“Games”). The Games, our website,
all related content and any other features, functionalities, applications, materials, or other services offered from time to time by SKILLPOD in connection with any of the above, however accessed, are referred to collectively as the “Services” or the “SKILLPOD Services”)
2.1. The use of the SKILLPOD Services is available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law in Republic of South Africa. Persons who are incompetent to contract within the meaning of the law are not eligible to use the SKILLPOD Services. Without prejudice to the generality of the above, no person under the age of 18 may use or access the SKILLPOD Services or the Games or attempt to enter into any transactions on our website.
4. Privacy and Communications Preferences
4.2. By using or accessing the SKILLPOD service, you (i) consent to the use of electronic communications in order to enter into contracts and confirm terms from SKILLPOD; (ii) consent to the electronic delivery of notices, policies and records of transactions initiated or completed by you online; and (iii) acknowledge that you have access to the necessary software and hardware to receive electronic records from SKILLPOD in connection with transactions initiated or completed by you online. You consent to receiving electronic communications from SKILLPOD regarding SKILLPOD’s services and you represent that you are not on any Do Not Call / Do Not Disturb registries under the Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations, 2007, the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010 or otherwise which preclude us from sending you these communications.
5. Ownership of Intellectual Property
5.1. SKILLPOD, its affiliates and its licensors/licensees have, and shall continue to retain, all title, rights and interests in the SKILLPOD Services and the Games, including all information, design, objects, characters, names, stories, dialogues and catch phrases, concepts, layout, text, graphics, logos, designs, databases, icons, images, audio/video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, graphics, illustrations, configurations, data, code, underlying technology, content delivery mechanisms, plug-ins and other files and software.
5.2. The SKILLPOD Services including the website, the look and feel of the website, the presentation of the Games, user interface, game history, scores and social interaction features are the sole and exclusive property of SKILLPOD.
5.3. “SKILLPOD” and “SKILLPOD MEDIA” are registered trademarks of SkillPod Media (Pty) Ltd. The SKILLPOD logo, martianmansions.com, skillpod.com, skillpodmedia.com, gazuma.com and gamezboost.com are used as trademarks or service marks of SkillPod Media (Pty) Ltd. The SKILLPOD website and user interfaces, including but not limited to its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of SkillPod Media (Pty) Ltd. The trademarks, service marks and trade dress of SKILLPOD may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from SKILLPOD and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with SKILLPOD, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of SKILLPOD, or in any manner that disparages or discredits SKILLPOD. Other trademarks that appear on the SKILLPOD website and user interfaces are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by SKILLPOD. Any images of persons or personalities contained on the SKILLPOD website and user interfaces are not an indication or endorsement of SKILLPOD or any particular product or our service unless otherwise indicated.
6. Limited License
6.2. Your limited license as provided is subject to the following conditions:
(i) The Games may not be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, without SKILLPOD’s prior written permission, except as expressly permitted by the limited license;
(ii) You may not may not create any derivative works from the Games or SKILLPOD Services (including without limitation, montages, mash-ups, recreations, derivations, screen captures, wallpaper, desktop themes or any other physical or digital material) or republish the Games or SKILLPOD Services on any internet, intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Games or any related content or data in any other database or compilation;
(iii) You may not extract, collect, harvest, test or benchmark, through electronic means or otherwise, the SKILLPOD Services or any of the Games;
(iv) Except as may be expressly permitted by SKILLPOD, you may not use cheats, automations, hacks, bots, trainers, exploits or any unauthorized third party software designed to interfere with SKILLPOD Services while accessing any of the SKILLPOD Services;
(v) You may not solicit, communicate regarding or offer any commercial services or activity in relation to any of the Games, including trading of any virtual items or scores, services including power-levelling, gold-mining, item collection, etc.
(vi) You may not create or permit the reverse engineering or emulation the Games in any manner;
(vii) You may not use the Games or the SKILLPOD Services for any purposes competitive with or derogatory to SKILLPOD and you may not associate the SKILLPOD Services or the Games with, provide links from or display alongside any material that may be vulgar, obscene, pornographic, misleading, defamatory, libellous, offensive, derogatory, threatening, harassing, abusive or violent nature, or such that it is proscribed under applicable law or infringes third party rights;
(viii) You shall not directly or indirectly, through any means (including through providing any tools, code, scripts or other assistance) whatsoever, permit, abet or assist any access or use of the SKILLPOD Services or the Games in a manner not expressly provided or permitted herein; and
(ix) This limited and conditional license may be revoked at any time by SKILLPOD.
7. The Use of SKILLPOD Services
7.1. Access to the Games is provided on an “as is” basis by SKILLPOD. All creative content incorporated or comprising the Games and all representation of any persons, characters, communities, locations, events or objects are fictional and are not based on any historical, present or future person, character, community, location, event or object.
7.2. Due to their interactive nature, it is possible person may use or implement the game mechanics, characters, images, sounds, visualizations or other content, to create unintended images, messages or representations. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties through the SKILLPOD Services are those of the respective authors or producers and not of SKILLPOD, or its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees or licensors. Under no circumstances shall SKILLPOD, or its shareholders, directors, officers or employees or licensors be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the SKILLPOD service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the SKILLPOD service.
7.3. We do not warrant that the Games shall function in accordance with the rules of such games or that objectives within the Games can be completed in accordance with or that characters within the Games shall perform in accordance with such rules. All images, videos and presentations used for the promotion of the Games are merely representative and we do not warrant that you will be able to experience/perform such content/actions within the Games.
7.4. The use of the SKILLPOD Services and access to the Games are subject to you having the necessary hardware, software and network resources as listed under our [System Requirements].
7.6. SKILLPOD MEDIA does not make any representation that the SKILLPOD Services are permissible or legal under the applicable law of your jurisdiction. You are to access the SKILLPOD Services only if it is permitted under the applicable law if your jurisdiction and by using and accessing the SKILLPOD Services you represent that you are permitted by the applicable laws of your jurisdiction to access and use the SKILLPOD Services. .
7.7. From time to time, we test various aspects of our service, including our website, user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotions, features, availability of content, delivery, and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.
8. Membership and Features
8.3. Account Information and Security: When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your SKILLPOD ready device. If you disclose your password to anyone or share your account and/or devices with other people, you take full responsibility for their actions and may be required to compensate SKILLPOD for any losses arising out of them. You shall not use another user’s membership account without permission. You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account and you should also report this instance to all your card issuers, as well as your local law enforcement agency. In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the SKILLPOD service, SKILLPOD implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the account holder and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the SKILLPOD service. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account.
8.4. Membership Cancellation: You may cancel your SKILLPOD membership at any time. We do not provide any monetary refunds for any SKILLPOD Credits.
8.5. Change of Features and Games: SKILLPOD reserves the right to change, supplement, alter or remove any of its features or Games as it deems fit and a paid membership does not guarantee continued access to such features.
8.6. Advertisements: Some of the services, facilities or features of the SKILLPOD Services are supported by advertising revenue and the SKILLPOD Services may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the website, queries made through the SKILLPOD Services or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by SKILLPOD through the SKILLPOD Services are subject to change without specific notice to you. SKILLPOD takes no responsibility for advertisements or any third party material, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers found while using the SKILLPOD Services are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that SKILLPOD shall not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.
8.7. Promotional Offers: SKILLPOD may from time to time, offer certain additional features or discounted access as promotional offers, free of cost or at discounted rates to its users. Such promotional offers are offered by SKILLPOD on an “as is” basis without any warranty or obligation regarding such promotional offer, unless expressly provided otherwise. No promotional offer shall be deemed to imply any obligation on SKILLPOD to continue to offering such or similar promotional offers. Any promotional offer made available by SKILLPOD may not be combined with any other offers.
8.8. Interactive Areas: We permit you to post reviews of Games, compare scores, participate in multiplayer games through the SKILLPOD service. We do not make any warranties regarding your online experience or interaction with other users during multiplayer games. We do not regularly select or review the content posted on or interactions made through the SKILLPOD website or the SKILLPOD services; however, we reserve the right to reject, remove or edit such content at anytime without notice. You may not transmit through the SKILLPOD Services, any content that is unlawful, harassing, libellous, tortious, abusive, offensive, threatening, or obscene, or materials which infringe or violate any third party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other proprietary or property right, or that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation; or, that are otherwise objectionable, including without limitation, content that evidences bigotry, racism, sexism, or hatred, or that promotes illegal activities or physical harm against anyone. You understand and agree that we may, but are not obligated to, review the content and may delete or remove it (without notice) in our sole and absolute discretion, for any reason or no reason.
8.10. Software Plug-ins: Any software, including any files, images generated by the software, code, and data accompanying the software, used or accessible through this website may be used by you solely for accessing and using this website for purposes expressly stated herein. SKILLPOD retains full and complete title to all intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights subsisting in or used in relation to such software. You agree not to copy, distribute, sell, modify, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or create derivative works from any such software.
9. Billing and Payment
10. Role of SKILLPOD as in Intermediary
10.1. We are an intermediary, as defined under the Information Technology Act, 2000. As part of our obligations under the Information Technology Act, 2000, upon receiving actual knowledge that any information, data or communication link residing in or connected to a computer resource controlled by us is being used to commit an unlawful act, we are required to remove or disable access to such material.
10.2. If you believe your work has been reproduced or distributed through the SKILLPOD Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material available through the SKILLPOD Services or if you have tangible and conclusive information that any of the material made available through SKILLPOD is illegal, please notify us through email at: info [at] skillpodmedia [●] com.
10.3. The notification must be in writing and where the claim relates to one of copyright infringement, the notification must contain a description of the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed, authorization to act on behalf of the copyright owner, details of what material is allegedly infringing, how the infringement has occurred/is occurring, the location of the same within the SKILLPOD Services and your contact details. Where the claim relates to one of illegal content, the notification must include tangible and conclusive information that the material made available through the SKILLPOD Services is illegal under the laws of India
11. Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations on Liability
11.1. The SKILLPOD Services, including our website and user interfaces, and all Games and software associated therewith, or any other features or functionalities associated with the SKILLPOD Service, are provided “as is” and “as available” with all faults and without warranty of any kind. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we, our affiliates and our licensors make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the SKILLPOD Services, our website and user interfaces, and all Games and software associated therewith, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
11.2. SKILLPOD assumes no responsibility for and make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any advice, opinion, statement or other content or of any products or services advertised by third parties through the SKILLPOD Services. SKILLPOD does not make any warranty that the SKILLPOD Services or the Games will meet the your requirements, or that the SKILLPOD Services or the Games will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, free from be free from errors, interruption, loss, corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking, or other security intrusion, or that defects, if any, will be corrected.
11.3. You expressly agree that use and access of the SKILLPOD Services, including all Games, data or software distributed by, downloaded or accessed from or through the SKILLPOD Services, is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download or access of such Games, data and/or software.
11.4. We do not make any representations with respect to the contents and composition of the Games from the SKILLPOD service or the descriptions of any game or related content contained on our website and user interfaces. We do not endorse, condone, support or make any warranties regarding accuracy or completentess of any statements, representations, advice, views or opinions contained in any of the Games or advertisements. All such statements, representations, advice, views or opinions may be partly or entirely fictional, exaggerated or false and the licensors of such Games or advertisement are solely responsible for the same.
11.6. SKILLPOD may provide the SKILLPOD Services, links to web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you may leave this website based on your browser settings and may not be able to complete or may have to re-do certain operations through the SKILLPOD Services. If you decide to visit any linked site, it is done so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. SKILLPOD makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked web sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. The links do not imply that SKILLPOD, its affiliates or its licensors sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of SKILLPOD.
11.7. The disclaimers provided herein are supplementary to the [Legal Disclaimer] and neither shall substitute or limit the other.
11.8. IN NO EVENT SHALL SKILLPOD BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON THE YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM THAT ARE RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SKILLPOD SERVICES, EVEN IF SKILLPOD IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE PARTIES HERETO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK.
13. Other Terms
13.1. Termination: We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your use of our service, without notice, for any or no reason whatsoever. SKILLPOD may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the SKILLPOD Services without any notice or liability.
13.2. External Links to this website: All links to the website must be expressly approved in writing by Skillpod and shall be subject to the following conditions: (i) the link is a text-only link containing only the name “[skillpod]”and directs only to [http://www.skillpod.com] and not to any other page of the website; (ii) the link, when activated by a user, displays that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a frame on the linked website; (iii) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may neither create the false appearance that an entity or its activities or products are associated with or sponsored by SKILLPOD nor be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of SKILLPOD, its affiliates or licensors; and SKILLPOD reserves the right to revoke or alter the terms of such consent to link at any time in its sole discretion.
13.3. Export Control Regulations: You hereby agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside