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LEGO CUUSOO

LEGO® CUUSOO User Innovation Platform Terms of Service

This is a legal agreement between you and LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, DK-7190 Billund, Denmark ("LEGO"), and between you and CUUSOO System, Tokyo Design Center. 5F, 5-25-19 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan 141-0022 (the "Service Provider").

It imposes certain restrictions on your use of the Platform. LEGO and its suppliers retain ownership of the Platform, and no rights are granted to you other than to use the Platform on the terms and conditions expressly set forth in these Terms of Service.

By clicking on the "I accept the Terms of Service" button below you agree to be and are hereby bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you cannot use the Platform.

  1. ACCESSING THE PLATFORM

    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.

    You will be required to establish a user account using the social sign-in feature or creating a username. All accounts must be tied to a bona fide email address or social networking profile you own and operate.

    You may have to provide LEGO with certain personal information (which will be used in accordance with the LEGO Privacy Policy available at https://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/legal-notice/privacy-policy).

  2. USER GENERATED CONTENT

    The Platform invites you to submit your own original creative work as suggestions for potential future LEGO products. LEGO accepts creative work to be considered, provided it follows the Project Guidelines and House Rules (http://lego.cuusoo.com/guidelines).

    (i.) Assignment

    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, hereunder copyright, patent rights, design rights etc., 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, manufacture, copy, adapt, modify, perform, display, publish, sell, broadcast, transmit, or 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 for free as long as you are doing this for non-commercial reasons. You may not sell any items, physical or digital, related to user generated content submitted to the platform. If we learn you are selling images, building instructions, custom kits, or anything related to work you have submitted to the platform, your projects are subject to deletion, legal proceedings and removal without notice.

    Should LEGO choose to no longer consider your contributions for production, by way of refusing your submissions to the site, deleting or archiving content you have submitted, or denying your project during the review period after you have achieved the required 10,000 supporters, LEGO will retain the non-exclusive right to display your contributions on the Platform and in promotional materials related to the Platform worldwide, and release back to you the remaining rights that you assigned at the time of submitting the content.

    Should you choose to delete or remove your contributions from the Platform prior to achieving the requisite 10,000 supporters, all rights assigned to LEGO at the time you submitted the contributions will remain assigned to LEGO for a period of one year.

    (ii.) Commercialization and Compensation

    Should LEGO choose to commercialize your contributions through the Platform, you will be compensated according to the Project Guidelines and House Rules (http://lego.cuusoo.com/guidelines) 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, etc. 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.

  3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT

    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 pursuant to the intellectual property right Complaint Form.

    1. Notice
      • A signature (physical or electronic) from the owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed Content or material.
      • Direct link/Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to the protected work on the Platform claimed to be infringing. Multiple protected work complaints are covered by a single notification by submitting a representative list of URLs from the Platform.
      • Sufficient identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that has allegedly been infringed.
      • Contact information such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail to permit the service provider to contact you.
      • A statement (i) that you have good faith belief that the Content is not authorized by the rights holder, its agent, or the law, and (ii) that the information provided in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner.
        Contact can also be made via postal mail or email:
      • LEGO System A/S, Copyright LEGO CUUSOO, Aastvej 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark.
      • Email: LEGOsupport@cuusoo.com.

      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 an intellectual property right 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.

    2. Counter-Notice

      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 mailto:LEGOsupport@cuusoo.com containing the information below:

      • Your physical or electronic signature.
      • Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled.
      • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content.
      • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

      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, which you hereby accept. 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.

  4. RULES OF CONDUCT

    You agree not to do any of the following while accessing or using the Platform:

    1. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, that may be invasive of another's right of privacy or publicity, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
    2. impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a LEGO employee, moderator, representative or agent (or an official, employee, representative or agent of LEGO affiliates, licensors or licensees), message board leader, guide or host or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    3. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any User Content that you do not have a right to transmit, under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
    4. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any User 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;
    5. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that are related to the Platform;
    6. use the comment and discussion systems in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting (use of all caps), flooding (continuous posting of repetitive text);
    7. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation;
    8. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation;
    9. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
    10. transmit or facilitate the transmission of any content to an e-mail address, messenger-feature address or other location that is not yours or to which you do not have the expressly authorized right to use without securing the prior authorization of such other person or entity;
    11. harass, stalk, or threaten any other users in the Platform;
    12. participate in any action within the Platform which, in the sole judgment of LEGO, exploits or abuses an undocumented aspect of the Platform in order to obtain an unfair advantage over other users of the Platform;
    13. participate in any action within the Platform which, in the sole judgment of LEGO, defrauds another user including, but not limited to, by scamming or social engineering;
    14. access or attempt to access any areas within the Platform that have not been made available to users;
    15. register for or hold multiple accounts on the Platform simultaneously;
    16. circumvent or attempt to circumvent disciplinary measures taken against your account, including registering for or using a new account on the Platform after being suspended or banned.

    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.

  5. TITLE, COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

    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 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.

  6. LIMITED WARRANTY

    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.

  7. LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

    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.

  8. TERMINATION

    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 do so via your Account Settings page and use the "Delete my account" link at the bottom. The LEGO Group reserves the right to limit or terminate the Services made available via the Website at any time without notice.

  9. GOVERNING LAW

    These Terms of Service will be governed by Danish law.

    You acknowledge that the export of the Platform is governed by the export control laws of the United States of America and other countries. If you are downloading the Platform, you represent and warrant that you are not located in or under the control of any country which the export laws and regulations of such country or of the U.S.A. prohibit the exportation of the Platform to. Finally, if you are a unit of the United States Government, you acknowledge that the Platform is provided as gcommercial computer Platformh under terms of this Agreement, and that use, duplication, or disclosure of any Platform or any related Manual shall be subject to 48 C.F.R. 2.101 (OCT 1995), consisting of "commercial computer Platform" and "commercial computer Platform Manual" as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212 (SEPT 1995). Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7204-4 (JUNE 1995), or any successor regulations, a licensee shall be provided the licensed Platform pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.

  10. CUSTOMER SERVICE AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT

    Contact the LEGO CUUSOO team through the "Help, FAQs, & Support" link on the bottom of every web page. This link leads you to the Knowledge Base, which contains answers to frequent questions and the ability to contact support.

  11. INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE

    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.

  12. UPDATES TO THESE TERMS

    LEGO CUUSOO reserves the right to update these terms without notice at any time. While we will make all reasonable efforts to notify you of major changes, your continued use of the platform constitutes your acceptance of the current Terms of Service.

  13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    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.

  14. MISCELLANEOUS

    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.

    LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the brick and knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

    Supplement

  • 06/17/2011 implemented
  • 12/28/2011 implemented
  • 06/06/2012 implemented
  • 09/27/2012 implemented
  • 12/12/2013 implemented