Artifact distribution permissions and end-user license agreement
You should carefully read the terms of this Agreement. If you play Artifact, you
indicate your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement and you subscribe to, or
become a "Player" (defined below) of the Artifact service (the "Service") and
may use the Artifact client software (the "Software") under these terms.
1. Membership. By accepting the terms of this Agreement, you have become a
Player of the Service with the privilege to use the Service and the obligations
set forth in these terms.
2. License. As a Player, you may use the Software solely for purposes of
accessing and using the Service. You may copy the Software in order to use the
Software on more than one computer, to provide copies to another person (subject
to acceptance of these terms by the other person) or to make backup copies,
provided that you reproduce the copyright notice on any copy of the Software.
You may not use, copy, modify or distribute the Software other than as set forth
in this paragraph 2. You may not decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble the
3. Ownership. Samu Games is the owner of the Service and the Software and
the copyrights, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property rights in
4. Membership Requirements. Your membership in the Service and use of the
Software are subject to following membership requirements, and your membership
and license are subject to termination by Samu Games in its discretion (at any
time and without notice) for violation of these terms:
(a) You must provide Samu Games with your full real name along with your current
valid address, email address and telephone number during the registration
(b) The Service is intended to be an enjoyable place for as many members as
possible. To achieve this goal, Samu Games has developed a set of Community
Guidelines (defined below). You agree to cooperate with Samu Games in its
efforts to create generally accepted standards for the Service and to comply
with the Community Guidelines. Samu Games reserves the right to determine, in
its sole discretion, the generally accepted standards for the Service and the
(c) If you contribute any material (including map designs), you represent that
all material you contribute to the Service does not violate anyone else`s rights
(including copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity rights). Furthermore, you
grant to Samu Games the nonexclusive right to use, copy, modify, distribute and
otherwise make available the material in connection with the Service.
(d) You will not disseminate material or engage in behavior on the Service that
is obscene, sexually explicit, abusive, deceptive, defamatory, hateful or
otherwise inappropriate (as determined by Samu Games).
(e) You will not engage in behavior that disrupts the performance of the Service
or the experience of its members, including, but not limited to, behavior such
as hacking, cheating, impersonation, harassing, spamming, or spreading of
(f) You will not allow other players, whether clan members, allies in a
particular game or personal acquaintances, for free or for charge, to use your
account. Your account password is not to be given out.
(g) You acknowledge that the Service is intended for an audience of 18 years of
age or older. Certain games, editorial material provided by Samu Games, and
materials created by Samu Games members (e.g., chat) may not be suitable for
minors. If you permit minors to use your account, you will be responsible for
the minor`s behavior on the Service and for any charges incurred by such minors.
Furthermore, you acknowledge that Samu Games is not responsible for, and has no
liability arising out of or related to, such minors` exposure to any material
made available on the Service. As in most things, parental guidance and
responsibility is suggested and encouraged.
5. Community Guidelines. Since people of diverse ages, backgrounds,
religions, and nationalities play the Service, it is expected that the players
will refrain from speech that is deliberately inflammatory, excessively vulgar,
and/or personally derogatory. In other words: No flaming and keep the "trash
talk" to a minimum. This applies to the general chat (public and private) as
well as the notes (public and private). Pushing excessive quantities of chat
(public or private) into the game, whether directed at the entire game or at a
particular player is considered spamming. This will not be tolerated and will
result in the temporary suspension of all communication options on the Service.
As the Service is utilized by players from many different countries from
around the world, it is imperative that players allow each other to
speak in their native languages. The public chat and note forums are not
the exclusive domain of any one language. In addition, using the Service
to promote the distribution of or access to warez, MP3s, or other
illegal software or products is strictly forbidden and will not be
tolerated. Using the Service to distribute pornography or access to
pornography of any kind is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated.
The various Administrators are expected to enforce the Community Guidelines of
the Service. When they think that a player or players have violated the
Community Guidelines, they will suspend the communication options for the
player(s) and possibly boot the player from the Service. Repeated violations
will result in the termination of the player(s) account(s).
6. Modification of this Agreement. You understand and agree that Samu Games
may modify this Agreement at any time and in any manner. Any modification is
effective immediately upon posting on the Service. By continuing to use of the
Service following modification to this Agreement, you accept the modification.
If any modification to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, you may
immediately terminate your Membership as explained below.
7. Termination. You may terminate your membership at any time by email or
postal US; your termination will be effective once Samu Games has actually
received the notice. Samu Games may terminate or suspend your membership at its
discretion (at any time and without notice) if you breach any of the terms of
this Agreement (including, but not limited to, failure to act in accordance with
the generally accepted Community Guidelines established by Samu Games) or if any
of the representations you make in this Agreement turn out to be false.
In addition, the Service will periodically remove inactive free accounts. If a
free player account is unused for 90 days or more, the Service will delete that
8. Limited Warranty; Limitation of Remedies. THE SOFTWARE AND THE SERVICE
ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SAMU GAMES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS
CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF
THE PROGRAM OR OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. IN NO EVENT
WILL SAMU GAMES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF
SAMU GAMES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM
BY ANY OTHER PARTY. IN NO EVENT WILL SAMU GAMES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN
EXCESS OF THE STANDARD MEMBERSHIP FEE(S) FOR THE SERVICE. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation or exclusion of
liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may
not apply to you.
9. General. This agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement between
you and Samu Games and supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or
written, and any other communications between you an Samu Games relating to the
subject matter hereof. The laws of the State of Oklahoma will govern this
Agreement. BY USING THE SERVICE OR THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE
READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.
You may include Artifact on any CD compilation.
You may not sell the evaluation copy.
You must disclose that Artifact is shareware and is not free.