Terms of Service

The gist:

We (the folks at Go Game Guru) run a site dedicated to promoting the board game ‘Go’ globally, and would love for you to use it. Our basic service is free, and we also offer paid services, such as Go related products and premium content.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the GoGameGuru.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the GoGameGuru.com shop (“Go Shop”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Go Game Guru. 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, Go Game Guru’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Go Game Guru (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 Go Game Guru, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

1. Your GoGameGuru.com Account. If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, 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 Go Game Guru of any unauthorized uses of your or any other breaches of security. Go Game Guru 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 leave a comment on the Website, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, submit articles to 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, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • 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 Go Game Guru or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Go Game Guru for inclusion on the Website, you grant Go Game Guru a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content. If you later request to delete the Content, Go Game Guru 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, Go Game Guru has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Go Game Guru’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Go Game Guru’s reasonable opinion, violates any Go Game Guru 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 Go Game Guru’s sole discretion. Go Game Guru will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Payment and Renewal.

  • General Terms. Optional paid services such as the Go Shop and on-demand video are available on the Website (any such services are a “Premium Service”). By choosing to use a Premium Service you agree to pay Go Game Guru the one-off, monthly or annual fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you request a Premium Service and will cover the use of that service for a one-off, monthly or annual period as indicated. For the purposes of this Terms of Service, a month is defined as a period of 30 days and all monthly subscriptions will be charged on this basis. Premium Service fees are refundable at the sole discretion of Go Game Guru.
  • Automatic Renewal. Unless you notify Go Game Guru before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription based Premium Service, your Premium Service subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such the Premium Service (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Premium Services can be canceled at any time by contacting Go Game Guru.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Go Game Guru 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, Go Game Guru does not represent or imply that it endorses all 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. Go Game Guru 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. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which GoGameGuru.com links, and that link to GoGameGuru.com. Go Game Guru does not have any control over those non-GoGameGuru websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-GoGameGuru website or webpage, Go Game Guru 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. Go Game Guru disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-GoGameGuru websites and webpages.

6. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Go Game Guru 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 GoGameGuru.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Go Game Guru in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Go Game Guru will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Go Game Guru will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Go Game Guru or others. In the case of such termination, Go Game Guru will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Go Game Guru.

7. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Go Game Guru to you any Go Game Guru or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Go Game Guru. Go Game Guru, GoGameGuru.com, the GoGameGuru.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with GoGameGuru.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Go Game Guru or Go Game Guru’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Go Game Guru or third-party trademarks.

8. Changes. Go Game Guru 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. Go Game Guru may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new products, tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

9. Termination. Go Game Guru 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 GoGameGuru.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a Premium Services account, such account can only be terminated by Go Game Guru if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Go Game Guru’s notice to you thereof; provided that, Go Game Guru can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. 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”. Go Game Guru and its suppliers and licensors 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. Neither Go Game Guru nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any 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 Go Game Guru, or its suppliers or licensors, 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 for 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 Go Game Guru under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Go Game Guru 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 Go Game Guru 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 Australia 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 Go Game Guru, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents 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 Go Game Guru and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Go Game Guru, or by the posting by Go Game Guru 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 Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 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 Australia. 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 by arbitration. The arbitration shall take place in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 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; Go Game Guru 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.

Creative Commons

Like most content on Go Game Guru, this Terms of Service is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re welcome to repurpose this text for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you and abide by the terms of the license. We have modified this information in accordance with our own needs, but for this page only, please give attribution to the original source of these terms, WordPress. For all other content on GoGameGuru.com, please refer to the license which appears in the footer of each page, read the specific terms of the license and attribute Go Game Guru as the original source by linking to the page where the original content is. This information in no way alters or diminishes the Terms of Service laid out above.