These Terms of Service for the LEGO® CUUSOO website accessible at http://LEGO.cuusoo.com (the "Platform") are drafted by LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, DK-7190 Billund, Denmark ("LEGO").
These terms apply to the relationship between you and LEGO as well as the relationship between you and CUUSOO SYSTEM, Tokyo Design Center. 5F, 5-25-19 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan 141-0022 (the “Service Provider”). These terms will hereinafter refer to the partnership between LEGO and the Service Provider as “LEGO CUUSOO.”
Please see the LEGO CUUSOO Project Guidelines and House Rules for explanation about how LEGO CUUSOO works, what's acceptable for a project, and our plain-language user code of conduct.
Please also read our usual policies and terms and conditions on http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/legal-notice/Privacy-Policy/.
To access the Platform, you must be at least 13 years old. If you are 13 years old or above you can vote or comment on projects. If you are 18 years old or above you can create and submit projects to the Platform.
All accounts must be tied to a bona fide email address or social networking profile you own and operate.
In exchange for use of the Platform, and to the extent that your contributions through use of the Platform give rise to any intellectual property right interest, herunder copyright, you hereby assign all rights worldwide to the content generated by you to LEGO, meaning that LEGO can use your contributions in any way and for any purpose, including to reproduce, copy, adapt, modify, perform, display, publish, sell, broadcast, transmit, or otherwise communicate to the public by any means whether now known or unknown and distribute your contributions for the whole duration of protection granted to intellectual property rights by applicable laws and international conventions. Although you are assigning the rights above, you may continue to share and promote your work on your own website, online profiles, and event displays. Should LEGO choose to commercialize your contributions through the Platform, you will be compensated according to the Project Guidelines and House Rules in place at the time your project exceeds 10,000 supporters. We will inform you of our decision and anticipated time frame for the project. There may be external factors that delay the timing, such as license negotiations with IP holders. Also, you agree to furnish requested personal information in a timely fashion including full (legal) name, mailing address, professional headshot, bio, and responses to necessary questions for giving you proper credit within the project collateral to meet production deadlines.
If you believe that any Content on the Platform infringes your intellectual property rights, you as the rights holder or an agent thereof may either flag the content using reporting features within the site's user interface or submit an intellectual property right >Complaint Form.
We appreciate your cooperation in providing an English translation of your report to our intellectual property right agent. Please include the information below in writing.
Only the intellectual property right Complaint forms should go to LEGO System A/S; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to the feedback channels on the LEGO CUUSOO website. If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, you acknowledge that your intellectual property right Complaint form may not be valid and may therefore not be handled (whether fully or partially) by LEGO System A/S. If we receive a Copyright Complaint form that complies with all the requirements, we reserve the right to refuse, to make private or to remove the Content. We reserve our rights to action against you if you misrepresent that a fair use of the Content constitutes infringement.
If your Content has been removed as a result of an intellectual property right Complaint as per the above and you believe it is not infringing, or believe you have the authorization from the rights holder, the rights holder's agent, or pursuant to the law, to transmit and use the Content, you may send a counter-notice to us at LEGOsupport@cuusoo.com. containing the information below:
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, you acknowledge that your intellectual property right Counter-Notice form may not be valid and may therefore not be handled (whether fully or partially) by LEGO System A/S. Please note that LEGO may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party. The rights holder then has 14 business days to respond and unless the rights holder files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be accessible to the broader audience on the Platform, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at LEGO's sole discretion.
You agree not to do any of the following while accessing or using the Platform:
LEGO retains the right to suspend, terminate, or otherwise sanction your Platform membership if you violate these Rules of Conduct, as well as to take any other action required or permitted under any applicable laws.
All title, ownership, rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Platform shall remain with LEGO. All rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are reserved to LEGO. The Platform is protected by national copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You may not copy or download any content from the Platform unless you are expressly authorized to do so. You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to content. You may not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of Content. LEGO reserves all rights in owned and licensed content that are not expressly granted to you in these Terms of Service. Making unauthorized copies of content found in the Platform may result in the termination of your Account, prohibition to use this software and further legal action.
THE PLATFORM IS 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, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTORY WARRANTIES (TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW). THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PLATFORM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PLATFORM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU (AND NOT LEGO, LEGO CUUSOO OR AN AUTHORISED LEGO DEALER) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. SOME STATES AND COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY BY STATE OR COUNTRY. LEGO and LEGO CUUSOO does not warrant that the functionality provided by the programs based on the Platform will meet your requirements or that the operation of said programs will be uninterrupted or error free.
IN NO EVENT WILL LEGO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH PLATFORM EVEN IF LEGO OR AN AUTHORISED LEGO DEALER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. SOME COUNTRIES OR STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
These Terms of Service and your right to use the Platform shall terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the provisions of these Terms of Service. No notice shall be required from LEGO or LEGO CUUSOO to effectuate such termination. LEGO may, at its sole discretion, remove or block any hosted Content (including, but not limited to user comments, data, information, graphics, photographs, images, illustrations, and video clips) from the Platform without prior notice or liability for any reason for any reason whatsoever. LEGO reserves the right to take legal or technical steps to ban any user from the Platform without prior notice or liability, if this user is believed to be violating the Terms including the LEGO CUUSOO Project Guidelines and House Rules. If you wish to terminate your account on LEGO CUUSOO, you may simply discontinue using the Platform and contact LEGOsupport@cuusoo.com with instructions to delete your account. The LEGO Group reserves the right to limit or terminate the Services made available via the Website at any time without notice.
The Platform uses Get Satisfaction as the portal of choice for customer service and support. Contact the LEGO CUUSOO team through the gray “Feedback” tab on the right-hand side of every web page. Get Satisfaction is a widely used support tool and fully supports popular social sign-in methods so the creation of a new Get Satisfaction account is unnecessary. Within Get Satisfaction the most common in-Platform questions and answers available, and you can report a problem and track its progress as well.
LEGO CUUSOO reserves the right to interrupt the Platform from time to time on a regularly scheduled basis or otherwise with or without prior notice in order to perform maintenance. You agree that LEGO will not be liable for any interruption of the Platform, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever. You acknowledge that the Platform may be interrupted for reasons beyond the control of LEGO CUUSOO, and LEGO CUUSOO cannot guarantee that you will be able to access the Platform or your Account whenever you may wish to do so. LEGO CUUSOO shall not be liable for any interruption of the Platform, delay or failure to perform resulting from any causes whatsoever. LEGO CUUSOO has the right at any time with or without reason to change and/or eliminate any aspect(s) of the Platform as it sees fit in its sole discretion.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, UNDERSTAND THEM AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US WHICH SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT. Please note that all persons under the age of majority in their jurisdiction are required to have a parent or guardian read and accept these Terms of Service on their behalf. These Terms of Service may not be modified except in writing duly signed by an authorized representative of LEGO and you.
Please note that the Platform is an online Platform and requires internet access. In the event of internet failure, some Platform data could be lost. LEGO will try its best to resume the lost data, Platform stats, Platform scores and User Generated Content. LEGO CUUSOO can, however, not be held liable for such internet failures.
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