Last Modified: October 23, 2012
League of Legends® is a free-to-play, session-based, multiplayer online battle arena computer game developed by Riot Games, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Game”). Its wholly owned subsidiary, Riot Games Limited, an Irish limited company, operates and publishes the Game in the European Union, the Russian Federation, and other international territories, and provides related services. In this License Agreement (as defined below), “Riot Games” means Riot Games Limitedand its licensees, as applicable; “you” and “your” mean the user of the computer on which the Game will be or has been installed and who therefore agrees to this License Agreement.
PLEASE READ THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (THIS “EULA” OR “LICENSE AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING THE “ACCEPT" BUTTON BELOW OR USING THE GAME OR INSTALLING THE GAME CLIENT SOFTWARE (THE “SOFTWARE”), YOU AGREE THAT THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN CONTRACT SIGNED BY YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, CLICK ON THE BUTTON THAT INDICATES THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, AND DO NOT COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF THE SOFTWARE. BY ENTERING INTO THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AN ADULT AND HAVE THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT IN THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU RESIDE.
I. LIMITED USE LICENSE
III. ADDITIONAL LICENSE LIMITATIONS
The limited license granted to you in Section I is subject to the additional limitations set forth below in this Section III. Any use of the Software in violation of the license limitations set forth below is an unauthorized use of the Software outside of the license granted to you in Section I, and will be regarded as an infringement of the copyrights Riot Games or its licensors holds in and to the Software and the Game. You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
A. Sell, lease, rent, loan, sublicense or otherwise transfer the Software, or grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Software or the Game, to a third party;
C. Modify or cause to be modified any files that are part of the Software in any way not expressly authorized by Riot Games;
D. Make use of, or cause any other person or entity to make use of, the Software or the Game for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to (i) participating in the Game in exchange for payment (e.g. “leveling” services); or (ii) selling in-Game items outside of the Game, or selling Game Accounts, except such transactions as may be authorized by Riot Games and conducted via services provided by Riot Games; or
E. Use any unauthorized third-party programs that interact with the Software in any way, including but not limited to, “mods,” “hacks,” “cheats,” “scripts,” “bots,” “trainers,” or automation programs, or any third-party programs that intercept, emulate or redirect any communication between the Software and Riot Games, or that collect information about the Game by reading areas of memory used by the Software to store information about the Game.
V. CODE OF CONDUCT
While using the Software and playing the Game, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You also agree to comply with certain additional rules that govern your use of the Game (the “Code of Conduct”). The Code of Conduct is not meant to be exhaustive, and Riot Games reserves the right to modify this Code of Conduct at any time, as well as take any appropriate disciplinary measures including Account termination and deletion to protect the integrity and spirit of the Game, regardless of whether a specific behavior is listed here as prohibited. In addition to this Code of Conduct, please see the Summoner’s Code for additional guidance on exemplary game-play behavior. The following are examples of behavior that warrant disciplinary measures:
A. Impersonating any person, business, or entity, including an employee of Riot Games, or communicating in any way that makes it appear that the communication originates from Riot Games;
B. Posting identifying information about yourself, or any other user, in the Game;
C. Harassing, stalking, or threatening any other users in the Game;
D. Removing, altering or concealing any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights notices of Riot Games contained in the Game and/or the Software. You also may not transmit content that violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, personal rights or other proprietary or non-proprietary rights;
E. Transmitting or communicating any content which, in the sole and exclusive discretion of Riot Games, is deemed offensive, including, but not limited to, language that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
F. Transmitting or facilitating the transmission of any content that contains a virus, corrupted data, trojan horse, bot keystroke logger, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or other computer programming routines that are intended to and/or actually damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or mine, scrape or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
G. Spamming chat, whether for personal or commercial purposes, by disrupting the flow of conversation with repeated postings of a similar nature;
H. Participating in any action which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Riot Games, “exploits” an undocumented aspect of the Game in order to secure an unfair advantage over other users;
I. Participating in any action which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Riot Games, defrauds any other user of the Game, including, but not limited to, by “scamming” or “social engineering;”
J. Accessing or attempting to access areas of the Game or Game servers that have not been made available to the public;
K. Logging out, disconnecting or exiting the Game during live game-play. Riot Games’ automated Leaverbuster® system tracks this data and may issue temporary bans to users who frequently leave during live game-play. The length of the temporary ban will increase over time if a particular Account continues to leave during live game-play; or
L. Selecting a Summoner name that is falsely indicative of an association with Riot Games, contains personally identifying information, infringes on the proprietary or non-proprietary rights of third parties, or that is offensive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable. You may not use a misspelling or an alternative spelling to circumvent this restriction on Summoner name choices. Riot Games may modify any name which, in the sole and exclusive judgment of Riot Games, violates this provision without further notification to you, and may take further disciplinary measures, including Account termination, for repeated violations.
VI. CONSENT TO MONITORING
When you are using the Software, the Software may monitor your computer's random access memory (RAM) for unauthorized third party programs prohibited by Section III.E that interact with the Software and/or the Game. In the event that the Software detects such an unauthorized third party program, information may be communicated back to Riot Games, including the name of your Account, your internet protocol (IP) address, details about the unauthorized third party program detected, and the time and date that the unauthorized third party program was detected, along with the hardware specs and performance characteristics of your computer, with or without additional notice to you. No other information about you or your computer will be communicated to Riot Games with the Software. If the Software detects the use of an unauthorized third party program, your access to the Game may be terminated with or without additional notice to you.
VII. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS
A. The Software and the Game. Riot Games may provide Updates to the Software that must be installed for you to continue to play the Game. Each time you launch the Software to play the Game, you hereby give your consent to Riot Games to remotely install any Updates to the Software that resides on your computer, with or without additional notification to you.
B. License Agreement. Riot Games reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to revise, update, change, modify, add to, supplement, or delete certain terms of this License Agreement as the Game and the law evolve; provided, however, that material changes to this License Agreement will not be applied retroactively. Such changes will be effective upon your acceptance. If any future changes to this License Agreement are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in agreement or compliance with this License Agreement, or if at any time you no longer agree with any portion of the then-current version of this License Agreement, we reserve the right to terminate this License Agreement pursuant to our right of termination under clause VIII. You can review the most current version of this License Agreement by clicking on the “EULA” link located at the bottom of the Site. If the Software requires an Update at the time you launch the Software to access the Game, you will have the opportunity to review and to accept or reject the current version of this License Agreement.
VIII. TERMINATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT
This License Agreement is effective until terminated. You may terminate this License Agreement at any time and for any reason by notifying Riot Games of your intention to terminate. Riot Games may terminate this License Agreement at any time, for any reason or no reason. Termination by Riot Games will be effective upon notice to you, termination or deletion of your Account, or its decision to permanently discontinue offering and/or supporting the Game. Upon termination, whether by you or Riot Games, the license granted to you in Section I shall immediately terminate, and you must immediately and permanently remove the Software from your computer’s permanent memory and destroy any and all copies of the Software that may be in your possession.
IX. TERMINATION OF GAME SERVICE
X. EXPORT CONTROLS
The Software is subject to all applicable export restrictions. You must comply with all export and import laws and restrictions and regulations of any Irish, United States or foreign agency or authority relating to the Software and its use. The Software may not be re-exported, downloaded or otherwise exported to, or downloaded or installed by, a national or resident of any country to which Ireland or the United States has embargoed goods, or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. You represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
XI. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE GAME (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE SOFTWARE AND THE DOCUMENTATION) IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RIOT GAMES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHICH MIGHT APPLY TO THE GAME OR THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE. RIOT GAMES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELECTING THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED RESULTS, AND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF, USE OF, AND RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE GAME AND THE SOFTWARE.
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, RIOT GAMES DOES NOT DISCLAIM WARRANTIES FOR INTENTIONAL BREACH OF DUTY. THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMER DOES NOT AFFECT THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AS SET OUT BELOW.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the forgoing disclaimer may, in whole or in part, not apply to you.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS RIOT GAMES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LAWSUITS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES AND COSTS (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO YOUR FAULT AND ARISE OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE GAME AND/OR THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. Riot Games reserves the right, at its own expense and in its sole and absolute discretion, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Riot Games in asserting any available defenses.
XIII. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL RIOT GAMES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOOD WILL, OR LOST PROFITS), OR ANY DAMAGES FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SOFTWARE AND/OR THE GAME, EVEN IF RIOT GAMES KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER, RIOT GAMES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PLAYER CHARACTERS, VIRTUAL GOODS (E.G., WEAPONS, SPELLS, ARMOR, SKINS, ETC.) OR VIRTUAL CURRENCY, RIOT POINTS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS, OR USER STANDINGS, RANKS, OR PROFILE INFORMATION STORED BY THE GAME. RIOT GAMES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTIONS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ISP DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL RIOT GAMES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF ANY AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO RIOT GAMES FOR GAME-RELATED TRANSACTIONS, IF ANY, DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE TIME YOUR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned limitations of liability nothing in this agreement shall limit Riot Games' liability (i) for damage from injury to life, body or health due to negligent breach of duty or intentional or negligent breach of duty by a legal representative or a person used to perform an obligation of Riot Games or (ii) for other damage arising from a grossly negligent breach of duty by Riot Games or intentional or negligent breach of duty by a legal representative or a person used to perform an obligation of Riot Games; (iii) for intentional misconduct; (iv) for damage arising from a negligent breach of an obligation that is essential for the performance of the contract by Riot Games (“Cardinal Duties”) to the extent that is typical and foreseeable; (v) for any guarantee given by Riot Games to you; and (vi) for any liability under a jurisdiction’s applicable product liability legislation.
Because certain states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Riot Games shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
XIV. EQUITABLE REMEDIES
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Riot Games would suffer irreparable harm if this License Agreement were not specifically enforced. Consequently, in addition to such monetary and other relief as may be recoverable at law, you agree that Riot Games shall be entitled to specific performance or other injunctive relief, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, as remedy for any breach or threatened breach of this License Agreement. Additionally, in the event any legal or administrative action or proceeding is brought by either party in connection with this License Agreement and consistent with Section XV below, the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the costs, attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party as the result of the action or proceeding.
A. Negotiations. Disputes can be expensive and time consuming for both parties. In an effort to accelerate resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute or claim related to this License Agreement (“Claim”), you and Riot Games agree to first attempt to informally negotiate any Claim for at least thirty (30) days (except those Claims expressly excluded in Section XV.B below). Riot Games will send its notice to the address it has on file to the extent that you have provided additional contact information to Riot Games (e.g. by participating in a promotional or survey, or contacting a customer services representative). Otherwise, Riot Games will send its notice to the email address associated with your Account. You will send your notice to Riot Games, Ltd., P.O. Box 11989, Dublin 2, IRELAND, Attn: Legal Department. Please note that this informal resolution procedure does not suspend any statutory limitation periods applicable to the bringing of a Claim.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT AND AGREE THAT BY CLICKING “ACCEPT” AND/OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND PLAYING THE GAME, YOU ARE AKNOWLEDGING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.