The Investigator Game Terms and Conditions of Use 1. General Information 1.1 Terms and Conditions Binding.  Entering The Investigator Game or any access or use of the game website (“Site”) signifies your knowledge of and agreement to be bound by the most current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms and Conditions”).  THE INVESTIGATOR (“Sponsor”) may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued participation in The Investigator game or use of www.TheInvestigator.net (the “Website”) following such modifications signifies your acceptance of those modifications. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms and Conditions periodically for any such modifications. 1.2 Governing Law and Disputes.  These Terms and Conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, irrespective of any principles of conflicts of law. By entering The Investigator Game or accessing or using the Website, you agree that any dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You further agree that any legal action arising from any dispute shall proceed only in the courts located in the State of Florida, or as otherwise determined by us, and you hereby submit to personal jurisdiction and venue in such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. 1.3 Entire Agreement.  These Terms and Conditions, in connection with the other obligations and rules detailed in writing on the Website, constitute the entire agreement between you and Sponsor and cannot be modified by you. These Terms and Conditions cannot be modified on an individual basis by any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with the Sponsor or the Website. Nothing in this subsection will prevent Sponsor from modifying the terms of these Terms and Conditions and posting such modifications on the Website. 1.4 Severability.  If any portion of these Terms and Conditions is deemed void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. 2. Conditions and Obligations 2.1 Eligibility.  To enter The Investigator Game and/or participate in any activity offered on the Website, you must: 1. be a natural person, at least 13 years old, who is assigned to the e-mail address submitted on your entry registration form; 2. be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien with a U.S. address; 3. if participating in a paid game, be physically located in a U.S. state in which participation in the paid game is unrestricted by law; and 4. at all times abide by these Terms and Conditions. The rules governing online sweepstakes and contests are established by each individual state and DC, not by the federal government. You are SOLELY responsible for making sure that you comply with any and all laws for the state (or DC) in which you reside. If you participate in a paid game while located in a prohibited jurisdiction, you will be in violation of the law of such jurisdiction and these Terms and Conditions, and subject to having your entry or participation suspended or terminated. Additionally, any prize may be voided at the sole discretion of Sponsor. 2.2 Additional Persons Not Eligible.  Additional restrictions on persons not eligible to win prizes are noted in rules pertaining to specific promotions or contests. 2.3 Legality and Taxes. You are subject to all laws of the jurisdictions in which you reside and from which you access the Website and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree the Website cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. Sponsor makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any activity offered on the Website nor shall any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with the Website have authority to make any such representations or warranties. 2.4 Sponsor reserves the right to monitor the location from which you access the Website and to block access from any jurisdiction other than the U.S., or any U.S. jurisdiction in which participation is illegal or restricted. Sponsor may require any participant receiving any prize to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is eligible to participate or win prizes and is not participating from a prohibited jurisdiction. 2.5 Proprietary Rights.  By entering The Investigator Game or otherwise participating in the Website, you acknowledge that all information contained on the Website may be protected, in all forms and media, by one or more valid copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that all such rights are owned by Sponsor or its affiliates. You may not modify, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit this information, except that you may download one copy for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Sponsor neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Website will not infringe rights of third parties. While Sponsor uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, Sponsor makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Sponsor assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website. Any communication or material you transmit to Sponsor or provide during game play or other use of the Website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Sponsor or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Sponsor is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to Sponsor or provide during game play or otherwise for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information, without any additional compensation to you. Trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website, including the names of all games, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the Website and/or others. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of Sponsor or such third party that owns the Trademark displayed on the Website. Your misuse of any Trademark displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Sponsor will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including but not limited to, the active pursuit of criminal prosecution and/or civil litigation where appropriate. 2.6 Promotions/Advertisement.  If you accept a prize, you grant Sponsor an unconditional right to use your first and last name, gamer name, address (city and state only) and/or statements about the Contest for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and hereby release the Releasees from any liability with respect thereto.  If you enter The Investigator Game, you grant Sponsor an unconditional right to use your first name and last initial, gamer name, and game history on the Website for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and hereby releases the Releasees from any liability with respect thereto.  2.7 Submissions.  If you send comments, questions or suggestions, including, but not limited to, notes, text, drawings, or computer programs, to Sponsor or provide such information through the Website, such submissions shall become, and shall remain, the sole property of Sponsor. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Sponsor.  Sponsor shall exclusively own all rights to, and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of, all such submissions without compensation to you. 2.8 Information Required.  When you enter The Investigator Game, you are required to submit the following information: an alias that will be your gamer name, a password, your first and last name, your email address, street address and phone, confirmation that you are 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in your state of residence, and a credit card or other payment information if you wish to play paid games.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change and/or suspend/terminate offensive gamer names. If your total prizes in any given year exceed $600, Sponsor will require that you submit a W-9 form including your social security number in order to send you an IRS Form 1099, or other appropriate form, as required by Internal Revenue Service regulations. Failure to provide your social security number at that time will result in Sponsor’s inability to issue any prizing in excess of $600 in a given year. 2.9 Accuracy of Information.  You represent and warrant that all information you supply is complete and accurate. Knowingly submitting incomplete or inaccurate information will result in immediate termination of your entry and participation and forfeiture of any prizing to which you may have otherwise been entitled. 2.10 Privacy Policy.  See this page. 2.11 Communications.  Users who abuse any chat areas or common communications mechanisms may be barred from further participation.  Obscene, lewd, slanderous, pornographic, abusive, violent, insulting, indecent, threatening and harassing language or conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.  Impersonating other players is not allowed. 2.12 Restrictions and limitations on play.  You may not (a) gain unauthorized access to the Website’s systems or any entry other than your own, interfere with the communications, procedures or performance of the Website or deliberately damage or undermine the Website, (b) affect the outcome of your online game play on your platform by means of or with the assistance of automatic, macro, bots, automated programs, game glitches, screen analysis utilities, any type of mods, memory readers or similar methods or to otherwise commit fraud in relation to the Website, or (c) alter the human skill component of any game.  Any attempt to do so will result in civil and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your entry and forfeiture of all prizing to which you would otherwise be entitled. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, disconnects or any incorrect or inaccurate results that may be posted.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate any person’s entry and access who tampers with the Game or otherwise violates these rules. By entering, entrants accept and agree to abide by the terms of the relevant Official Rules. 2.13 Limitations on Entry.  You may establish only one entry registration per person. Sponsor reserves the right to monitor any effort to establish multiple registrations or access; in the event you have created more than one entry registration per person, all additional registrations will be closed without notice and continued violation will result in the termination of any and all of your registrations. Sponsor reserves the right to deny access to anyone, including, but not limited to, those players who use proxy servers and/or IP addresses residing in certain geographical areas. 2.14 Abuse.  Anyone who displays behaviour which may be interpreted as the use of unfair methods, including but not limited to, the opening and/or use of multiple registrations, the use of unauthorized or altered software or hardware to assist play, intentionally poor play in certain games in order to achieve a broader competitive advantage, harassment of other participants, posting of objectionable material, any breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any breach of the security of the Website, shall be subject to immediate sanction (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), up to and including termination and blocking of Website access and, if warranted, disclosure to the appropriate authority. 3. Limitation of Liability 3.1 BY ENTERING The Investigator AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY RESULTING FROM USE, ACCESS, OR ATTEMPTED USE OR ACCESS OF THE WEBSITE. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT SPONSOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY CAUSED BY DOWNLOADING ANY INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT SPONSOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER, ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE. Sponsor assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Website. 3.2 ALL GOODS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO PERSON AFFILIATED, OR CLAIMING AFFILIATION, WITH THE WEBSITE OR SPONSOR HAS AUTHORITY TO EXTEND SUCH WARRANTIES. 3.3 Although Sponsor intends on making the Website available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, there can be no assurance that the Website will be available without interruption. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the Website in whole or in part at any time. 3.4 You agree that Sponsor is not liable for any loss caused by any unauthorized use of your credit card or other method of payment by a third party in connection with the Website. Any attempt to defraud Sponsor through the use of credit cards or other methods of payment, regardless of the outcome, or any failure by you to honor legitimate charges or requests for payment will result in immediate termination of your registration and entry, forfeiture of any prizes to which you are otherwise entitled, and active pursuit of civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution. 3.5 By entering The Investigator Game and/or participating in any activity on the Website, you agree that Sponsor is not responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from hacking, tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of the Website or your registration. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website’s systems or anyone else’s registration, interfere with procedures or performance of the Website, or deliberately damage or undermine the Website is subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution and will result in immediate termination of your entry and registration and forfeiture of any prizing to which you are otherwise entitled. Any attempt to participate on the Website by means of automatic, macro, programmed, or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the Website, will result in active pursuit of civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your entry and registration, and forfeiture of all prizing to which you might otherwise be entitled. 3.6 Entry for Individual Use Only.  You, by entering, are solely responsible for all obligations and, assuming compliance with these Terms and Conditions, are entitled to all benefits accruing thereto. You may not allow any other person to access the Website, accept any prizing, or participate in any game or activity using your information. Your entry is not transferable to any other person. By entering The Investigator game or participating on the Website, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Sponsor harmless from or for any claims, liability, damages, and/or costs (including attorneys’ fees) arising from any use of your entry or registration by any person. 3.7 Termination.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate your entry, limit or prohibit your participation in any game.  You consent to allow Sponsor to access your entry information to investigate complaints or other allegations of abuse.  You may terminate your entry at any time and withdraw from the game or Website activities by following posted procedures. 3.8 Sanctions.  If you are found to be violating these Terms and Conditions or the Official Rules of any game or activity, Sponsor may suspend or revoke your entry, void your scores, and/or commence civil and criminal legal proceedings against you. Sponsor may cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong. Coming Soon!