End User License Agreement & Terms

Effective Date: March 23, 2022

Version: 7.1.0

 

Hi! We’re so excited you’re here and can’t wait to help you meet your new widget pet.

 

First things first though, here’s some important terms and conditions about using our Service.

 

1. Agreement

 

The WidgetPet! application, along with the software, extensions, affiliated servers, APIs, designs, games, and associated services specific to WidgetPet (collectively “WidgetPet”), made available via a mobile application (“App”) on the Apple App Store and the www.widgetpets.com website ("Website") are owned and operated by H’Appile Interactive, LLC (“H’Appile Interactive”, “our”, “us”, “we”) and are licensed to you, as a User (“you”, “your”), in accordance with this End User License Agreement and Terms (hereinafter “Agreement”). We agree to provide you with the Service in accordance with and as limited by this Agreement. The Agreement includes all sections of this document 1-35 and our Privacy Policy which is hereby incorporated.

 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE A DUTY TO READ THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE WIDGETPET ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR INSTALLATION, USE, OR OPERATION OF WIDGETPET CONSTITUTES YOUR MANIFESTATION OF ASSENT TO AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR YOU AND/OR ANY USER(S) YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF.

 

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY! IN ADDITION TO OTHERS, THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE (SECTION 26), CLASS ACTION WAIVER (SECTION 27), AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER (SECTION 28), WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM USING WIDGETPET AND MUST TERMINATE YOUR USE OF AND UNINSTALL WIDGETPET IMMEDIATELY. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT REPLACE BUT IS IN ADDITION TO ANY APPLE APP STORE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO DOWNLOAD AND USE WIDGETPET.

 

H’Appile Interactive and you both acknowledge and agree that Apple, and its subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of the Agreement, and that, upon your acceptance of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Agreement against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.  H’Appile Interactive and you both further acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is between us only, and not Apple, and that maintenance and support, warranties, product claims and intellectual property infringement disputes are not the responsibility of Apple.  H’Appile Interactive is solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement, and discharge of any such claims.

 

H’APPILE INTERACTIVE RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, TO DISCONTINUE, CHANGE, AND/OR UPDATE WIDGETPET OR TO MODIFY, CHANGE, REPLACE, OR DISCONTINUE THIS AGREEMENT.

 

If H’Appile Interactive modifies, changes, or discontinues the terms of this Agreement, the Effective Date and Version, located above, will change. Your installation or use of WidgetPet after a change in the Effective Date or Version of this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of and manifestation of assent to any modification, change, or replacement.  This Agreement supersedes any prior, and applies to all versions of WidgetPet, including future.

 

You agree to comply, in good faith, and provide accurate information with all the terms of this Agreement.

 

2. Definitions

 

“Pet” means one or more fictional and non-real widget pet(s) provided in WidgetPet.

“Service” for purposes of this Agreement refers to the App, Website, and all related services/products.

“User(s)” means individuals that download WidgetPet and/or use the associated services.

“You / Your / You’re” means Users and/or those reviewing this Agreement.

“Age Gate” is a screen presented during first launch after install or initial onboarding that asks for users’ Age so we can configure and “gate” features of the Service appropriately for a mixed user audience.

“Children/Child” for the purpose of this policy refers to individuals who are under the age of ability to consent to Personal Data processing in their jurisdiction (e.g. < 13 in the USA, Brazil; < 16 in California; < 16 in parts of the EEA, etc). Please refer to your state’s or jurisdiction’s specific privacy/data protection laws to learn more. Generally, we will always regard all users < 13 years of age to fall into this category. Age used for determination of Child/Children users in the Service is based upon Age Gate entry.

“Legacy User(s)” means a User that is either (i) using a version of WidgetPet earlier than version 4.0.0, or (ii) using a version of WidgetPet that did not include an Age Gate upon initial download/update and first launch of the App.

 

3. User Age and Requirement

 

At H’Appile Interactive, we make apps that are for all audiences.  To best safeguard all Users, and especially any Users that are Children, WidgetPet features an "Age Gate" screen that asks for age of the User upon initial download and App launch.  If you are a parent or guardian and your Child uses WidgetPet, we want you to know we care about their safety and privacy on WidgetPet.  Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details on how we protect Child Users.

 

Note: If you are a Legacy User of WidgetPet, you must either be:

(i)   at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction if greater), or

(ii)  at least thirteen (13) years of age (or the legal age to consent to personal data processing in your jurisdiction if greater, e.g. at least sixteen (16) years of age in parts of the European Economic Area (EEA)) and have a parent or legal guardian’s permission and consent/acceptance to the terms in this Agreement.

 

THIS IS A BINDING AGREEMENT AND YOU MUST HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO SUCH ON BEHALF OF THE USER(S).  IF YOU ARE A CHILD USER AND/OR UNDER THE AGE OF LEGAL MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, THIS AGREEMENT REQUIRES A GUARDIAN OR PARENT OF THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY TO REVIEW AND ACCEPT ON YOUR BEHALF.  IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN REVIEWING THIS, YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH CHILD USER(S) UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

 

4. Your Warranties, Representations, and Obligations

 

You warrant and agree that you have the right, power, and legal capacity to enter into this Agreement and to adhere to the terms and conditions hereunder. You represent and warrant that you are not bound by or a party to any arrangement or agreement, whether contractual or otherwise, that would prohibit you from downloading or using WidgetPet. You further warrant that you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and that you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

 

All Users of WidgetPet further warrant and agree to be prohibited from, without limitation:

 

1. Violating any intellectual property right (trademark, copyright, trade secret or patent), personal or other right of a third party;

2. Framing, scraping, aggregating, hacking, crawling, reproducing, preparing derivative works of, distributing, performing publicly, or displaying publicly WidgetPet, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of H’Appile Interactive;

3. Using any automated devices, software, or programs such as spiders, crawlers or robots to access WidgetPet and/or systematically index, aggregate, download, harvest or re-publish any of its content or information (this will not apply to search engines or non-commercial and publicly available archives that appropriately comply with the robots.txt file);

4. Attempting to reverse engineer, de-compile, hack, enable, disable, translate, modify or disrupt the features, functionality, integrity, or performance of WidgetPet (including any mechanism used to restrict or control the functionality of WidgetPet), any third-party use of WidgetPet or any third-party data contained therein (except to the extent such restrictions are prohibited by applicable law);

5. Accessing WidgetPet to build a similar or competitive product or service or copy any ideas, features, functions, or graphics of WidgetPet;

6. Transmitting unsolicited commercial email messages, or spam, through WidgetPet or to Users of WidgetPet;

7. Removing any content from or redistributing content outside the context of WidgetPet or representing as "stand alone assets" (i.e. in the form of modified screenshots, etc);

8. Misusing another User’s personal information;

9. Imposing a disproportionate load on WidgetPet or its server infrastructure or otherwise attempting to interfere with the operation of WidgetPet;

10. Attempting to gain unauthorized access to WidgetPet or to defeat, avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, or otherwise circumvent any software protection or monitoring mechanisms of WidgetPet;

11. Attempting to gain access to the private data or personal information of a User of WidgetPet or a third party;

12. Harassing and/or stalking a third party through your use of WidgetPet;

13. Impersonating another or creating multiple alias Users;

14. Posting, transmitting, or uploading to or from WidgetPet any data, file, software, or link that contains or redirects to a virus, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component;

15. Posting or creating content that is defamatory, racist, obscene, offensive, or politically targeted and could reasonably offend Users and/or degrade WidgetPet, judged in the sole and absolute direction of H’Appile Interactive;

16. Posting or transmitting content, or using WidgetPet in a manner that violates any law, statute, regulation, or ordinance, or treaty, whether local, state, provincial, national, or international; or

17. Authorizing, permitting, or encouraging any third party to do any of the above.

 

Your violation of any term or condition of this section or any term of this Agreement may result in the immediate termination of your access to WidgetPet.

 

H’Appile Interactive does not warrant or guarantee that compliance with this Agreement will be sufficient to comply with your obligations hereunder, under applicable law or with third party rights.  Given the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all laws and rules where you reside or where you use WidgetPet.  WidgetPet is operated world-wide and H’Appile Interactive makes no representation that WidgetPet is appropriate, lawful, or available for use in your location.  H’Appile Interactive does not offer WidgetPet where prohibited by law.

 

5. About Use of WidgetPet

 

WidgetPet is a mobile application that allows Users to create and care for virtual “pets” (i.e. widget pets) through an interactive game.  Our intent is to provide a fun and engaging virtual widget pet experience.  We agree to provide you with the Service in accordance with and as limited by this Agreement.

 

5.1 Downloading and Using WidgetPet

 

WidgetPet may be accessed via download through the Apple App Store.  Any personal information collected through WidgetPet will be used consistent with the Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement.

 

When downloading WidgetPet via the App Store, you acknowledge and agree that H’Appile Interactive does not own or control Apple or any other third parties or third party payment processors and will not be held liable for any claims, demands, causes of action, debts, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses, including costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to your use of such third-party services, products, or payment processing.  You are advised to read the Apple App Store Terms of Service .

 

You agree that, in downloading and using WidgetPet, you will provide, consistent with the Privacy Policy, accurate, complete, relevant, and current information, and maintain the same so long as you are a User. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the information you provide to WidgetPet. In the event WidgetPet is accessed without your authorization, you agree to immediately provide notice to H’Appile Interactive. By downloading and using WidgetPet, you agree that H’Appile Interactive, and our designees and agents, may contact you by any available means, including, but not limited to, by email.

 

You acknowledge and agree that you alone are responsible for, and H’Appile Interactive will not be held liable for, any costs or fees incurred by you through your use of WidgetPet, including but not limited to mobile carrier charges, rates or fees, SMS or other text message fees, Apple iCloud account service charges, or payment provider fees.

 

You always have the right to leave the service or remove the App from your device and stop use at any time and for any reason.

 

5.2 Fictional Simulation & Game Disclaimer

 

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WIDGETPET IS A FICTIONAL AND VIRTUAL GAME, THAT WIDGETPET CARRIES NO VETERINARIAN BASED OR REAL-LIFE CARE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THAT WIDGETPET SHALL NOT BE USED IN ANY INSTRUCTION OR CARE IMPLICATIONS RELATED TO ANY REAL-LIFE PET, ANIMAL, OR REAL-WORLD BEING.

 

As such, any and all pet levels, actions, supplies, references, content, and interactions within WidgetPet are not intended and should not be interpreted as real or representing the realistic nature, vitals, health, actions, care for or of, and/or being of a real-life pet, animal, or creature. You acknowledge and agree that your widget pet is only a simulation and for entertainment and enjoyment virtually in our Service and is not real. Likewise, you acknowledge and agree that any content such as reactions or sayings from your widget pet when using WidgetPet are also not necessarily meant to be interpreted as realistic or portraying real-life scenarios or actions of a pet.

 

5.3 WidgetPet Playdates & Live/Social Play Disclaimer

 

WidgetPet may offer interactive or social game play. These interactive games may be referred to as “playdates”. Some “playdates” may be in the form of “live” games with other widget pets or Users. These “live” game sessions may allow you to engage in game play with other Users via an Internet network. If and when available in the App, you may also form “links” with other widget pets and/or enable shared play.

 

We’ve carefully designed these features to limit and moderate what information is able to be shared in these live or social features foster friendly, safe, fun, and appropriate experiences. You acknowledge and agree that you ultimately accept any risks from any interactions with other widget pets or Users of the App. Note that some live and/or social features may be disabled by default and not present or available in the Service for Children users to protect privacy.

 

5.4. WidgetPet Coins (in-app currency)

 

You may collect and use In-App currency (i.e. WidgetPet coins) that are redeemable for pet extras and/or care actions during game play in WidgetPet.  Users may collect WidgetPet coins in various ways, such as receiving gifts and/or winning playdate games with other widget pets.  WidgetPet coins are not real currency or assets and have no monetary value or worth outside of WidgetPet.  Similarly, WidgetPet coins are non-transferable and cannot be removed or transferred from WidgetPet to any other device or app.

 

5.5. Custom User Photo Backgrounds

 

You may choose to use a custom photo or image from your photo library as your widget baby’s widget home background, etc. Since photos may be personal and special to you, we always keep photos private and local to your device — these are always yours and only you retain rights to them. We do not collect or have access to any of your photos or images you share in the app in any way.

 

6. Rights to User Generated Content & Moderation

 

When using WidgetPet, content associated with your pet’s profile and avatar, such as the pet’s image, name, age, game play stats, etc. may be publicly visible to all Users.  You acknowledge and agree that your pet profile and avatar may be shared with any User(s) in various ways, such as on interactive game play features, leaderboards, and live game play or playdates.

 

By using WidgetPet, you grant H’Appile Interactive a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, and perpetual license to use your pet profile, avatar, and any content you create in the Service (unless otherwise excluded in these terms) for the customary and intended purposes of WidgetPet and any purpose related thereto, including, without limitation, to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, sell, display, research, and use. These purposes may include, but are not limited to, providing you or third parties with WidgetPet and its related features, improving WidgetPet, marketing/advertising content on WidgetPet, and archiving or making backups of WidgetPet.  By using WidgetPet, you further agree to waive all rights of publicity or privacy with respect to the content associated with your pet’s profile and avatar.

 

H’Appile Interactive takes great care in ensuring that WidgetPet is appropriate for all Users.  As a result, H’Appile Interactive, at its sole discretion, also reserves the right to moderate the appearance and/or display of any pet profile or avatar on WidgetPet without prior notice.  Specifically, H’Appile Interactive reserves the right to hide your pet profile/name or avatar form public view, modify your pet profile/name or avatar, remove your pet profile/name or avatar, etc. if it determines that it violates the terms of this Agreement and/or H’Appile Interactive deems it may be offensive or inappropriate to some User(s) or not appropriate for display in WidgetPet, in our sole and absolute discretion.  Additionally, H’Appile Interactive may, at its sole discretion, correct or resolve any score inaccuracies or anomalies in WidgetPet, such as leaderboard rankings, stats, etc. to ensure that our Service remains fair, accurate, competitive, stable, and performant for Users.

 

7. In-App Purchases (IAPs)

 

H’Appile Interactive may offer optional in-app purchases (IAPs) in the App to enhance your use of WidgetPet.  All IAPs on WidgetPet are entirely optional.  While some added features and options in WidgetPet may require purchase, you will never be forced or obligated to make any purchase and always have the option to continue using the free features of WidgetPet.  You are responsible for purchases by all Users on your device and in the App.

 

Some IAPs may be offered on a subscription basis.  When available and if purchased, recurring subscriptions may be automatically renewed.  You are solely responsible for monitoring and maintaining all subscriptions or cancelling any recurring subscriptions if you wish the subscription to stop.  Stopping use of or deleting WidgetPet does not directly affect subscription service.  You can learn more about canceling recurring subscriptions here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039. Non-recurring subscriptions cannot and do not need to be cancelled and will simply end after their duration if you do not manually re-purchase in the App.

 

H’Appile Interactive may, at its sole discretion, adjust prices and make promotional offers/giveaways, bundle products, etc. for IAPs at any time. Purchases are sold with the intended functionality and lifecycle as described at the time of purchase, however are not guaranteed or warranted for any specific period. Products may evolve and change over their lifetime.  All product prices are always listed in the App Store under the “Information/In-App Purchases” section, and also shown in WidgetPet where and when the products are offered for purchase.  When applicable, H’Appile Interactive will additionally clearly communicate and display in the service any price changes and/or content/product changes for recurring purchases or subscriptions so they may be reviewed prior to renewal.  For any recurring or auto-renewing subscriptions, you are still responsible for monitoring and stopping the subscription as described in the previous paragraph in this section. H’Appile Interactive is not obligated to offer any price adjustments or refunds for any previous purchases; All sales are final. 

 

Apple processes all IAP transactions in the App.  You understand and agree that any purchase and/or payment made in WidgetPet is processed through your payment method on file with Apple.  You further understand and agree that any promotion offered by WidgetPet may be administered by someone other than H’Appile Interactive.  You are advised to read the terms of use agreement of any such third party and only use or participate if you agree to such terms.  H’Appile Interactive will not issue refunds or honor chargebacks — unless we deem appropriate in specific cases and in our sole and absolute discretion.

 

8. System & Cloud Utilization

 

You acknowledge and agree that WidgetPet may use system resources (i.e. CPU, Memory, Disk, Battery, etc) on your device to provide you the Service and maintain the Service. You agree and authorize WidgetPet to use such resources, at any and all times while installed on your device, for the purposes of updating, maintaining, modifying, adapting, monitoring, rendering, creating, and/or facilitating/enabling any and all services, functionality, cloud databases/servers, etc. related to WidgetPet and any third-party services.

 

WidgetPet may also utilize Apple’s iCloud functionality and Keychain services on your device that may be linked with your Apple ID account to sync or store data across multiple devices linked to your private iCloud database.  This enables backing up and/or sharing your WidgetPet game data and pets across multiple devices associated with the same Apple ID.  You acknowledge you are responsible for monitoring such usage and control of your Apple ID at all times and are responsible for any cloud based service usage or related charges.

 

9. Data Connection and Use

 

You acknowledge and agree that WidgetPet may use and access network data services on your device, such as a cellular connection or a Wi-Fi connection.  Also, you agree and authorize WidgetPet to use, transmit, and receive on this connection, at any and all times, for the purposes of updating, maintaining, modifying, adapting, monitoring, rendering, creating, and/or facilitating/enabling any and all services, functionality, cloud databases/servers, etc. related to WidgetPet and any third-party services.  You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for this usage and any service charges for such according to your cellular device plan or network provider.

 

10. Opening Links & Deep Links

 

The app may parse parameters and content from links you open the app from or install the app through. You understand that sometimes clicking-through and following these links may also copy link details to the clipboard on your device so they can be recalled appropriately later. This behavior may “deep link” and direct you appropriately to content or features within the app based on a link you may have clicked or installed the app from, etc.

 

11. App “Signals” and Unique Identifiers

 

Via your permission, by communicating with and providing us a screenshot of a unique identifier from your App instance, we may use flags or "Signals" pre-loaded into our server(s) or database(s) and linked with such unique identifier to cause the App to take a specific action, reset, or make adjustment to help in cases such as troubleshooting, sustaining, and/or user support cases.

 

You understand this function is still subject to the Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability in sections 20/21 of these terms, and we do not make any guarantees of performance.  You also understand that by providing us with the unique identifiers and agreeing to have us provide said support or "Signals" to the App, the outcome and result may not be reversible even if it ultimately differs from the expectation.

 

Important — These "Signals" are always limited to simple parameters or flags, i.e. we never perform any object code injection, executable, or binary modification to the App on your device other than via App Store downloads and/or updates.  Also, for clarity, the unique identifiers mentioned here are not related to or linked with any device persistent identifier(s) (eg. IDFA, IDFV), and are randomly generated and identify just the application and/or a widget pet.  i.e. recreating a new widget pet or deleting/reinstalling the app, etc. would cause such unique identifier(s) to always be reset.  For more information on device persistent identifier(s) i.e. IDFA, IDFV and how they’re used please refer to our Privacy Policy.

 

NOTE: Nothing in this section is intended to be used as means to unlock paid or enhanced features or content within the Service.  All upgrade and added content which requires purchase for unlocking must be obtained and are solely provided via the App Store and In-App Purchase flows per Apple’s Developer Terms.

 

12. Ownership of WidgetPet & Third-Party Intellectual Property Rights

 

You understand and agree that H’Appile Interactive is the owner, or licensee, of all rights in and to WidgetPet and its associated content, including but not limited to all intellectual property and any other property or proprietary rights. WidgetPet is protected by all applicable laws, intellectual property or otherwise, and you are expressly prohibited from using WidgetPet for any purposes not explicitly stated in this Agreement.

 

H’Appile Interactive is the owner of all trademark, trade name, and/or service mark rights, whether registered or under common law, of all its marks, including, without limitation, WIDGETPET and all associated WidgetPet logos.

 

You are hereby prohibited from using the trademarks, service marks, design marks, and logos of H’Appile Interactive, or any colorable imitation thereof, or any mark not owned or licensed by you, including, without limitation the term WIDGETPET or the logos related thereto, as an indicator of source, as a part of a domain name, or in any way that is likely to cause confusion without the prior written consent of H’Appile Interactive. All trademarks, images, copyrights or rights of publicity displayed in connection with your use of WidgetPet are the property of their respective owners.

 

H’Appile Interactive respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights.  Users are prohibited from uploading, copying, transferring, or posting content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights.  Additionally, use of WidgetPet requires Users respect and follow any of our third party licensing agreement(s) we may rely on for content in the application, including:

 

Icons8.com: https://icons8.com/license

Shutterstock.com: https://www.shutterstock.com/license

SafeMusicList.com: https://www.safemusiclist.com/royalty-free-music-license/

 

Unless otherwise stated, WidgetPet and all content within are the property of H’Appile Interactive, or licensed by, and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.  Our full copyright policy and DMCA notice is included at the end of this Agreement.

 

13. Limited License Grant

 

WidgetPet and all related materials, including but not limited to any text, names, marks (excluding any of those owned by or registered to third parties), statistics, graphics, forms, photos, images, icons, sounds, music, videos, software, algorithms, scripts and interactive features, as well as its associated data and services generated by us, is the property of, owned by and/or licensed by H’Appile Interactive. H’Appile Interactive grants you a limited, non-exclusive, royalty free, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, and non-assignable license to install and use one copy of WidgetPet in executable object code form to be used on a single mobile phone (i.e. iPhone, Galaxy), portable device (i.e. iPad, Android Tablets), or wearable device (i.e. Apple Watch, etc) for non-commercial, personal purposes. 

 

You are prohibited from using WidgetPet for any use not explicitly stated in this Agreement, absent separate written agreement signed by H’Appile Interactive and you pursuant to a binding agreement.

 

14. Communication Disclaimers

 

14.1 Feedback and You Contacting Us

You may choose to, or we may invite you to, submit comments or ideas about WidgetPet, including without limitation about how to improve WidgetPet and/or in reference to support/troubleshooting requests.  By submitting any communications or feedback, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous and without restriction.  You agree your disclosure will not place H’Appile Interactive under any fiduciary duty or other obligation, and we are free to use such feedback without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose such feedback or communications on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone.  As such, you acknowledge and agree that any communications you make to H’Appile Interactive and/or WidgetPet, in any form, are done at your own risk. 

 

If you are a parent or guardian reviewing this for a Child User, please have them ask you to facilitate any communications with us they need for support, feedback, etc.

 

14.2 Sharing the Service, Sending Invitations

Sometimes you may have the option to, or be prompted with the ability to, share features or information about the service, contents from, links, etc with others. This is always optional and you’re never required to share anything. Sometimes we may offer in App incentives for sharing the Service or its features (e.g. WidgetPet Coins), these are always offered at our sole and absolute discretion simply as a thank you or bonus. In no way does anything in this section form a fiduciary duty or any obligation on our part with you. You agree that you sharing any content or sending invitations is always done gratuitously.

 

When applicable and initiated by you, and for convenience only, the App may help direct you to outside services or “communications channels” on your device (e.g. email, messenger, social media platforms, etc.) to help in sharing content or invitations. Note such services or communication means are not affiliated with or part of the Service in any way. We may auto generate links, unique identifiers, or message “snippets” that get copied into a communication initially to help you get started sharing or customize from. With the exception of these pre-generated snippets or links, we do not see any communication contents, do not collect, and cannot see whom you share or communicate with.

 

For Children users we disable such sharing mechanisms and such prompts are not presented in the App for privacy.

 

14.3 Social Media

You agree that anything you post, share, and/or promote on social media or in the public domain with regard to WidgetPet is done at your own risk.  These acts do not entitle you to any compensation from H’Appile Interactive nor do they create any association or affiliation with H’Appile Interactive or WidgetPet, absent separate written agreement signed by H’Appile Interactive and you pursuant to a binding agreement.

 

15. Use of Advertising

 

You understand that WidgetPet may show in-app advertising, and you agree that you may see and/or we may display in-app advertisements during your use.  These advertisements may contain links to third-party websites, applications, products, offers, surveys or services that H’Appile Interactive does not own or control.  You understand that interacting with any advertisements or third party content may direct you outside the App.  The advertisements on WidgetPet are provided by trusted and industry leading third parties. H’Appile Interactive does not generate or create the content for the advertisements that may appear on WidgetPet.  Some opt in style "rewarded" ads may feature an in app reward (e.g. more care actions for your widget pet, etc) upon sufficient viewing or ad playback completion, and in such cases we may rely on the advertiser’s "reward received" callback to indicate a reward has been obtained. 

 

16. First Party Promotional Content

 

You understand that WidgetPet may periodically present first party promotional content (i.e. screens or cards in the app) for products and services we own. For instance, these could include cross-promotions for one or more of our other apps or products. So we may keep users aware of our new features or products that could enhance their play experiences, some first party promotional content may always be shown regardless of a users’ ad play environment (i.e. ad-free upgraded, etc.). These promotions are usually only shown once so a user is made aware of such new content, feature, product, etc. Importantly, note that these promotions are distinctly different from and not the same as the “in-app or third party advertisements” mentioned in section 15 previously.

 

17. Third Party Content

 

You agree that H’Appile Interactive will not be held responsible or liable for the content/performance of third-party advertisements, website, applications, products, or services in WidgetPet.  User’s use of third-party supported platforms and other third parties via third-party websites, platforms, or applications, is governed solely by the terms and conditions of such third-parties, and any contract entered into, or any transaction completed via any third-party, is between you and the relevant third-party, and not H’Appile Interactive.  You agree to comply with all terms and conditions of any third party whose software or services are used in conjunction with WidgetPet, including but not limited to any vendor which provides access and download services (i.e. Apple App Store), any network provider (i.e. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.), any service provider, any platform provider (i.e. iOS, Android), or any hardware manufacturer (i.e. Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry, etc.).  H’Appile Interactive makes no representation and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content or use of, or correspondence with, any such third-party or contract entered into and any transactions completed by User with any such third-party.

 

You acknowledge and agree that H’Appile Interactive does not own or control such third parties, including without limitation third party fee providers, service and product providers, and payment processors and will not be held liable for any claims, demands, causes of action, debts, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses, including costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to your use of such third-party fee providers, services, and products or payment processing.  You understand and agree that any purchase and/or payments made in WidgetPet will be processed by a third-party payment processor via the Apple App Store.  You further understand and agree that any promotion offered by WidgetPet may be administered by someone other than H’Appile Interactive.  You are advised to read the terms of use agreement of any such third party and only use or participate if you agree to such terms.

 

18. No Endorsement of any Product or Service

 

H’Appile Interactive’s inclusion of advertisements, websites, applications, or services on WidgetPet does not constitute H’Appile Interactive’s endorsement of, recommendation of, or affiliation with any of those websites, applications, or services. H’Appile Interactive does not endorse or recommend any third party commercial product, process or service offered in any advertisements appearing on WidgetPet.  The views and opinions of Users, contributors, and others expressed on WidgetPet do not necessarily state or reflect those of H’Appile Interactive.  H’Appile Interactive reserves the right, within its sole and absolute discretion, to remove, or prohibit the display of, any information for any or no reason.

 

19. Section 230 of Communications Decency Act

 

You acknowledge and agree that H’Appile Interactive via WidgetPet is an interactive computer service provider under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Though H’Appile Interactive may edit, remove, or control the content displayed through WidgetPet and provided to aid in the operation of its App, you agree that H’Appile Interactive will not be considered an information content provider and will not be held liable for the republication of defamatory or tortious content created by third parties, whether through the app or otherwise. H’Appile Interactive may, within its sole and absolute discretion, remove any user generated content for any reason and for no reason at all.

 

20. NO GUARANTEES – WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

 

We always strive to provide the best quality service and user experience.  We take our commitment to quality and integrity of WidgetPet to Users very seriously. However, we do not guarantee the availability of WidgetPet, or any features of, at any given time and for any continuous duration.  From time to time, WidgetPet may undergo updates and maintenance that may disrupt or impact your access and use of WidgetPet.  We may also, at our sole discretion, intentionally throttle and/or limit certain features temporarily. Limits may be imposed for any reason we deem needed, however examples may be for excessive use, use which is out of scope of normal or expected design assumptions, use that threatens the stability or integrity of the Service, or use which appears malicious in intent.

 

You acknowledge and agree that you may not have the exact same performance, availability of, or experience at any given time in any given installation of WidgetPet (and/or App Store storefront for WidgetPet if applicable to such) that directly matches other Users. This may result in varying experiences of use and differing UI appearance/placements, prompts, or available features from one installation to another and/or within the same installation but at varying or different times and depths of use, geographical regions, user categories (e.g. Children Users), etc. We also may configure the App and available features specifically based on age specific privacy requirements, geographical regionality or restrictions, and other factors based on our best judgements and knowledge.

 

You acknowledge and agree that the Service or any content contained within WidgetPet will not be considered a representation to reasonably be relied upon and nothing within WidgetPet will be construed to create a duty of care in H’Appile Interactive or a warranty of any kind.

 

H’APPILE INTERACTIVE PROVIDES WIDGETPET ON AN AS-IS BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ACCURACY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU USE WIDGETPET AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT H’APPILE INTERACTIVE WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DEFECTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, API OUTAGES, NETWORK ISSUES, BUGS, SERVICE INTERRUPTION(S), OR DOWNTIME. ANY ATTEMPT BY H’APPILE INTERACTIVE TO MODIFY WIDGETPET WILL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE A WAIVER OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. H’APPILE INTERACTIVE WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY USER GENERATED OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN WIDGETPET, ANY THIRD-PARTY LINKS OR ADVERTISING ACCESSIBLE THROUGH WIDGETPET, OR ANY PRODUCT LISTED OR PURCHASED THROUGH WIDGETPET.

 

21. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

Your use of WidgetPet is always voluntary and at your own risk. H’Appile Interactive does not assume any responsibility for any losses.

 

H’APPILE INTERACTIVE WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, SPECIAL DAMAGES, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INDIRECT DAMAGES, OR LOST INFORMATION ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF WIDGETPET AND/OR LACK THEREOF FOR ANY REASON, WHETHER PROPER OR IMPROPER, EVEN IF YOU HAVE OR HAVE NOT BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. H’APPILE INTERACTIVE DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR IN, OMISSION OF, INTERRUPTION OF, DELETION OF, DEFECT IN, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF ANY DATA OR SAVED GAMEPLAY. YOU BEAR THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT AND BACKUP YOUR OWN DATA, NETWORK, HARDWARE, SYSTEMS, SERVERS, SOFTWARE, COMPUTERS, PHONES, AND SECURITY.

 

UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT H’APPILE INTERACTIVE’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID FOR YOUR USE OF WIDGETPET.   THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, AND DISCLAIMERS LISTED IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

 

22. Indemnification

 

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend H’Appile Interactive, its officers, members, employees, agents, and directors from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of action, debts, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses, including costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to your use of WidgetPet and/or the lack thereof for any reason, your violation of a term or provision of this Agreement, or your violation of the rights of a third party. You agree that your obligation to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify H’Appile Interactive will survive the termination or failure of this Agreement and your use of WidgetPet. You acknowledge and agree that your obligation to defend H’Appile Interactive will not provide you with the right to control H’Appile Interactive’s defense, and you expressly agree that H’Appile Interactive has the right to direct and control its defense regardless of your obligation to defend H’Appile Interactive.

 

23. Assignment

 

You are expressly prohibited from assigning your rights or obligations under this Agreement without H’Appile Interactive’s prior written consent. H’Appile Interactive may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement at any time, including but not limited to in a sale of the H’Appile Interactive business or in a sale of WidgetPet.

 

24. Integration, Supersedence

 

This Agreement, including the Privacy Policy incorporated herein, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement and hereby supersedes all prior agreements, statements, or representations. This Agreement may only be modified by (1) a written agreement signed by both parties, or (2) solely by H’Appile Interactive, who reserves the right to alter this Agreement at any time and will notify you so you may review and stop using WidgetPet if you do not agree to the alterations.  Your use of WidgetPet after any alteration signifies your acceptance of the new/modified/existing terms and conditions of this Agreement and you are bound by them.

 

25. Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue

 

This Agreement and each of the documents contemplated by or delivered under or in connection with this Agreement are governed exclusively by, and will be enforced, construed, and interpreted exclusively in accordance with the laws applicable in the State of Pennsylvania.  Each of the parties irrevocably consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Erie, Pennsylvania, as applicable, for any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement; except that in actions seeking to enforce any order or any judgment of such federal or state courts located in Erie, Pennsylvania, where such personal jurisdiction shall be nonexclusive.

 

26. Binding Arbitration

 

You and H’Appile Interactive agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all disputes, controversy, or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, its enforcement or interpretation, or because of an alleged breach, default, or misrepresentation in connection with any of its provisions, shall be submitted to final and binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association("AAA") in Erie County, Pennsylvania in accordance with the AAA Rules for Commercial Arbitrations “AAA Rules”.  The arbitrator shall be selected by mutual agreement of the parties; if none, then by striking from a list provided by AAA and subject to the AAA Rules.

 

Arbitration shall result in a written decision setting forth the essential findings and conclusions, which shall be final and binding upon the parties and shall be the exclusive remedy for all Arbitrable claims.  The arbitrator shall have only such authority to award equitable relief, damages, costs, and fees as a court would have for the particular claim(s) asserted.  The party prevailing in any such arbitration shall be entitled, in addition to all other relief, to reasonable attorneys’ fees relating to such arbitration.  The non-prevailing party shall be responsible for all costs of the arbitration, including but not limited to, the arbitration fees, court reporter fees, etc.

 

THIS CLAUSE WILL NOT PRECLUDE THE PARTIES FROM SEEKING PROVISIONAL REMEDIES (WITH RESPECT TO ALL MATTERS OF SUBSTANTIVE LAW) IN RENDERING AN AWARD.  ANY SUCH PROVISIONAL REMEDY SOUGHT WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY SOUGHT IN AND DECIDED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION LOCATED ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

27. Class Action Waiver

 

YOU AND H’APPILE INTERACTIVE AGREE THAT CLAIMS MAY ONLY BE BROUGHT ON INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. ANY RELIEF OR SETTLEMENTS (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED ON AN INDIVIDUAL OR SINGLE ENTITY BASIS.

 

28. Jury Trial Waiver

 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU AND H’APPILE INTERACTIVE AGREE TO WAIVE RIGHTS TO JURY TRIAL.  ANY REMEDIES POST ARBITRATION OR NECESSITATING ENFORCEMENTS SHALL BE DECIDED BY A JUDGE.

 

29. Additional Provisions; Severability

 

All rights granted/limitations set forth under this Agreement may not be waived by either party unless made in writing and signed by the party to be charged.  Any attempt to waive such without will not be recognized. This Agreement is solely between H’Appile Interactive and you and will not confer any rights or remedies upon any third party, including third party beneficiaries, unless otherwise stated herein. A finding that any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable will not affect the validity or enforceability of this Agreement. Any term or provision of this Agreement that is found to be invalid or unenforceable will be reformed to the extent necessary to make it valid and enforceable.

 

YOU AND H’APPILE INTERACTIVE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUED. FAILURE TO ASSERT SAID CAUSE OF ACTION WITHIN ONE YEAR WILL PERMANENTLY BAR ANY AND ALL RELIEF.

 

30. Survivability

 

The following sections shall survive the termination of this Agreement: No Guarantees – Warranty Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability; Indemnification; Class Action Waiver; Trial By Jury Waiver; Communications & Feedback, Social Media Disclaimer; Assignment; Binding Arbitration; Integration, Supersedence; Additional Provisions; Severability; Survivability; In-App Purchases; Notice; Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue; Ownership of WidgetPet & Third-Party Intellectual Property Rights; Your Warranties, Representations, and Obligations.

 

31. Service Longevity; Product Evolution

 

We love WidgetPet and look forward to providing you years and generations of enjoyment!  It’s never our goal to "sunset" or discontinue any portion of the Service or its components which would impact our current Users.  We understand we have a commitment to all our Users, and we are extremely grateful and want to work tirelessly for you.  As is the nature though of software and mobile games in the internet/app commerce space, WidgetPet is always subject to evolution and change, new releases, policy changes, updates, etc.  Our hope is always that any changes or modifications will enhance and bring added features, benefits, and new users to the Service.  However, we do always reserve the right to discontinue or sunset any part or entirety of the Service, change regional availability, modify feature availability by audience (e.g. limiting features for Children’s Privacy), etc. in our sole and absolute judgements should we deem appropriate, consider best, or be required to.  This aligns with our Warranty Disclaimer, as stated in section 20 previously, that we do not guarantee the availability of WidgetPet or any features of at any given time and for any continuous duration. You therefore understand and accept this as a risk of using the Service, and you understand and agree you may not be entitled to any compensation or refund for any loss or impact as a result of.  You understand such changes may be immediate and without notice. When able and/or required by law, etc. we will provide appropriate notices to all Users in any such event of planned and/or a foreseen significant disruption to the existing Service or features within.

 

32. Term and Termination

 

This Agreement remains in full force and effect, unless stated otherwise elsewhere in this Agreement, as long as you use WidgetPet and/or have the App installed. Notwithstanding this, H’Appile Interactive may, with or without notice, delete any data submitted by you, suspend and/or terminate a User’s privileges, or remove a User from WidgetPet in accordance with this Agreement and/or your violation of any terms. You may also voluntarily choose to leave and stop use of WidgetPet at any time.  Termination does not entitle refund or compensation.

 

33. Notice to California Users

 

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, WidgetPet Users from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N112, Sacramento, CA 95834; by email at dca@dca.ca.gov; or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

 

34. Notice

 

Any notice under this Agreement or other contact must be sent via certified mail to:

 

H’Appile Interactive, LLC

2711 Legion Rd.

PO Box 8184

Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

With a copy via email to: legal@happileinteractive.com

 

35. Copyright Policy

 

WidgetPet, widgetpets.com (“Website”), and all associated content and services  (referred to collectively as the "Service"), with the exception of any assets or apis used under license rights by H’Appile Interactive, are © 2022 H’Appile Interactive, LLC (“HAppile Interactive”). 

 

H’Appile Interactive respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights. Users are prohibited from posting content that violates another party’s intellectual property rights. Unless otherwise stated, our Service and all content within are the property of, or licensed by, H’Appile Interactive and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

 

By using our Service, you agree that you will not use any devices, software or automated programs such as spiders, crawlers or robots to systematically index, aggregate, download, harvest or re-publish any of its content or information.

 

If you believe that a User or something in the Service has infringed upon your copyright rights, please provide H’Appile Interactive with a notice of copyright infringement in compliance with § 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Once H’Appile Interactive receives a notice of copyright infringement in compliance with § 512, we will act with commercial reasonableness to remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. H’Appile Interactive will also make a good faith attempt to notify the owner or uploader of the allegedly infringing content. The owner or uploader may respond to H’Appile Interactive with a counter-notification if they believe the content subject to a notice of copyright infringement was not infringing any intellectual property rights.

 

The notice of copyright infringement must be in compliance with § 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and must also contain the following:

 

1) The physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

2) Identification of the copyrighted work(s) alleged to have been infringed;

3) The location of the copyrighted work(s) in the Service;

4) Your contact information, such as an address, telephone, fax number, or email address;

5) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the allegedly infringing content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

6) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

 

Conversely, if you are a user that believes that content subject to a notice of copyright infringement is not actually infringing, you may submit a counter-notification. The counter-notification must contain the following:

 

1) Identification of the specific materials that have been removed from the Service;

2) Your contact information, such as an address, telephone, fax number, or email address;

3) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or misidentification;

4) A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal district court in which your address is located or, if you are outside of the US, that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts located in Pennsylvania;

5) A statement that you will accept service of process from the notifying party; and

6) Your physical or electronic signature.

 

Notifications of copyright infringement and counter-notifications may be submitted to:

 

H’Appile Interactive, LLC

ATTN: Copyright Officer

2711 Legion Rd.

PO Box 8184

Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

With a copy e-mailed to legal@happileinteractive.com

 

Registration Number: DMCA-1036912