Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING CSL’S SERVICES. THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.

Collegiate StarLeague (“CSL”) primarily organizes leagues, tournaments, and events for online and live video games through our website, cstarleague.com (“Site”). Further, CSL acts as a community builder, helping college students find friends to play with in order to compete in our various offerings. These Terms of Use are between you and Collegiate Starleague, Inc (“CSL”), a California Corporation located at 2140 Ward Ave Simi Valley, CA 93065, and it governs your access to and use of the Site. By using the Site, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use set forth below and all applicable laws and regulations.

1. Amendments and Changes

We may update or modify these Terms of Use from time to time. Modifications to these Terms of Use will be posted on the Site. Please review these Terms of Use periodically. In an effort to improve the user experience, CSL may also update the SIte, including any related applications and software, without notifying you.

YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THESE TERMS OF USE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE MODIFICATIONS. IF ANY MODIFICATION TO THESE TERMS OF USE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE ACCESSING, BROWSING AND OTHERWISE USING THE SITE.

2. Privacy Policy / Your Privacy Rights

By using the Site, you represent that you have read and consent to our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. CSL may revise the Privacy Policy at any time, and the new versions will be available at the above link. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the Privacy Policy, you must immediately stop using the Site. Please carefully review our Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree that any disputes related to our Privacy Policy, including any breaches in security or privacy, will be subject to the limitations on liability contained in the Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use.

3. Copyrights and Trademarks

The information and materials provided on the Site, including any content, data, graphics, images, video clips, and links (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned exclusively by CSL or its licensors. The Site, and all technology (such as any code or software) and visual design elements that constitute it, are proprietary to CSL and owned and operated exclusively by CSL. You acknowledge that the Site is protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. You further acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or the Materials. You shall not challenge, contest or otherwise impair CSL’s ownership of the Site and the content posted or hosted on it.

3.1. CSL & Partner marks: The Site will display trademarks, logos, and service marks of CSL and its partners and sponsors (“Partner Marks”). Partner Marks whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not offered by CSL, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages CSL. Any use of the Partner Marks requires the express written permission of CSL or the third party owner of any applicable Partner Mark.

3.2. University & Game marks: The Site may display trademarks, logos, and service marks of Universities in North America and various video games (“Non-Partner Marks”). These Non-Partner Marks are used purely for informational and descriptive purposes, for example, to describe a video game tournament hosted through the Site, or to discuss a university team participating in an event. CSL does not represent that it has any official relationship with or endorsement of any owner of a Non-Party Mark, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

4. Limited License, Access and Accounts

4.1. Limited License: Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the Site provided that you may not use, reproduce, modify, display, publicly perform, distribute, create derivative works of or circumvent any technological measure that effectively controls access to the Site and/or Materials in any way including, without limitation, by manual or automatic device or process. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, all rights not specifically granted in the license set forth above shall be reserved for CSL. Use of the Site and Materials for any purpose other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use are a violation of our copyrights and other proprietary rights, and is strictly prohibited.

4.2. Account Registration; Use of Data: To access certain portions of the Site, you may be required to create an account. CSL will rely on you to keep your contact information up to date. Account information and certain other information about you are subject to the Privacy Policy. Through your use of the Site you consent to the collection and use (as described by our Privacy Policy) of certain information about you. You agree that you won’t create an account or access the Site if you (a) are under the age of 18, without the consent of your parent or legal guardian; (b) if you have previously been removed by CSL or banned from using the Site.

4.3. Account Security: Maintaining account security is very important. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account username and password.

4.4. Rules Related to CSL account Names: When you create an account, you will have to create a username. Your username will be visible to other users. If CSL, in its sole discretion, deems any username to be offensive, indecent, or otherwise in violation of our guidelines, it can change, refuse to allow, or otherwise prohibit that username. Basic username guidelines can be found below:

  1. Your username cannot impersonate any other users, community members, or CSL staff;
  2. Your username cannot contain vulgar language or imagery or which is otherwise offensive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  3. Your username cannot violate the rights of any other person or entity without written authorization from that person or entity;
  4. Your username cannot contain, or be substantially similar to a trademark or service mark, whether registered or not, or may otherwise cause confusion;
  5. Your username cannot mimic any religious figure or deity;
  6. Your username cannot be related to drugs, sex, alcohol, or criminal activity;
  7. Your username cannot be comprised of gibberish (e.g., “qweoixca”);

4.5. User Rules: The user rules below are in furtherance of the other terms and conditions in these Terms of Use. In connection with your use of the Site, you agree that you will not, nor permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly:

  1. Violate any applicable law, regulation, or contract or use the Site or Materials for any unlawful purpose;
  2. Make available through the Site any material or information that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party (including, without limitation, rights of privacy or publicity);
  3. Access the Site to participate in a tournament that violates any law where you reside or that you are subject to;
  4. Create, distribute or use any third party software, including, without limitation, “mods,” cheats, addons or hacks, designed to change or manipulate tournaments;
  5. Misrepresent yourself in any way;
  6. Make any false, misleading, or inaccurate statements;
  7. Use language that is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, unlawful, or invasive of another’s privacy;
  8. Commit any actions considered to be unethical;
  9. Impersonate any person or entity, including any employee or representative of CSL;
  10. Restrict or inhibit any other visitor or member from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of “hacking” or defacing any portion of the Site;
  11. Access or attempt to access parts of the Site for which you are not authorized by CSL, circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or password protection on or in the Site, access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided
  12. Modify any software for the Site in any manner or form, nor use modified versions of such software;
  13. Engage in spamming or flooding;
  14. Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;
  15. Modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site;
  16. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained on or in the Site;
  17. “Frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site;
  18. Stalk, harass, harvest or collect information about Site visitors, users or account holders without their express consent.

CSL reserves the right to permanently suspend or terminate any accounts, user access to the Site, and/or disqualify anyone from receiving any prize(s) offered by CSL, if it suspects that anyone has violated any of the User Rules.

4.6 Interruption of Service: CSL cannot guarantee that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted. You agree not to hold CSL liable for any interruption of service of the Site.

5. CSL Leagues, Tournaments, and Events

5.1. Leagues & Tournaments: Users may participate in CSL leagues and tournaments provided they comply with league and tournament rules, which are found on the Site under the “rules” section for each respective game (I.E.: cstarleague.com/lol/rules). The rules of each particular league and tournament are incorporated here by reference. CSL may, at its sole discretion, deny or reject the participation in a league or tournament of any user, with or without notice.

5.2. Championship: Certain leagues or tournaments have championship events associated with them. Participation in these events is restricted to a qualification system as established on respective “rules” pages, as referenced in Section 5.1. CSL may deny participation in any such event if it is determined that any rules have been violated by any user, including but not limited to, violation of eligibility requirements or failure to provide transcripts.

5.3. Events: CSL may host additional events, either in person or online, for users to participate in. Information about these events will be posted on the Site and or on Social Media, at CSL’s sole discretion. Participation in these events is not guaranteed and CSL makes no warranty about the availability or execution of any such events.

5.4. Prizing: If you win a prize from any league, tournament, or event, CSL will be required to collect certain information from you in order to process payments (“Payment Information”). This information may consist of providing tax forms, bank information for wire transfers, or mailing addresses. Upon conclusion of the league, tournament, or event, CSL will reach out to the contact information listed for your account to request Payment Information. Failure to provide CSL with complete Payment Information within 60 days of being contacted may result in forfeiture of any and all prizing, at CSL’s sole discretion. CSL is not responsible for any incorrect contact information or Payment Information provided to CSL, and CSL may, at its sole discretion, refuse to re-issue prizing that was not received based on incorrect information. CSL cannot guarantee delivery dates of any prizing.

6. Links to Other Websites

These Terms of Use apply only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by CSL. If you click any link on the site that directs you to a third party website, product, or service, you will leave the CSL website. CSL is not responsible for anything that happens to you once you leave the CSL website, and you waive any claim you might have against CSL with respect to such linked websites.

CSL and/or third parties may, from time to time, send email messages to you containing advertisements, promotions, etc. pursuant to our Privacy Policy. CSL makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such email messages or any goods or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that neither CSL nor such third party shall have any liability with respect to such messages.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF INTERNET WEBSITES AND RESOURCES NOT CONTROLLED BY CSL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

7. Publicity

We operate official pages on social media platforms (for example: Facebook and Twitter) in relation to the Site (collectively, “Social Media”). You accept that our Social Media may feature certain of your personally identifiable information (“Publicity Content”). You further acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for posts made by third parties on Social Media. You hereby grant us an exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferrable license to edit, distribute and exploit the Publicity Content in all media, including, without limitation, print, television and internet. You hereby waive all “moral rights” in any Publicity Content featuring you and give to us all the consents that we need to exploit these items in any media without limitation so far as possible in perpetuity.

8. Fees and Payments

8.1. Fees and Payments: Some aspects of the Site may require you to pay a fee. You agree to pay all fees, payments and applicable taxes incurred by your account that you use to access the Site. You acknowledge and agree that all information you provide with regards to a purchase, including, without limitation, credit card or other payment information, is accurate, current and complete. You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use the payment method you provide to us or our payment processor, including, without limitation, any credit card you provide when completing a transaction. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to (a) discontinue or limit the available quantity of any product or aspect of the Site; (b) honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; and (c) refuse to allow any user to purchase a product or deliver any product to a user. When you purchase products through the Site, you (a) agree to pay the price for such products set forth on the Site, all shipping and handling charges and all applicable taxes in connection with your purchase (the “Full Purchase Amount”) and (b) authorize CSL to charge your credit card or other payment method for the Full Purchase Amount. Unless otherwise noted, all currency references are in U.S. dollars.

8.2. Return and Refund Policy: All sales on or through the Site are final. Except as provided below, there are no refunds or returns for any purchases through the Site. If you reside in the European Union and you purchase a product or service from CSL, you may have the right to withdraw from a purchase within fourteen calendar days, commencing on the day after the date of purchase (the “Cooling Off Period”). However, you lose your right of withdrawal if the performance of the services begins before the end of the Cooling Off Period.

8.3. Changes to Site, Products and Pricing: CSL may, at any time, revise or change the pricing, availability, specifications, content, descriptions or features of the Site or any products sold through the Site. The inclusion of any products through the Site at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products will be available at any other time. CSL reserves the right to change prices for the Site or any products displayed on or in the Site, at any time, and to correct pricing errors that may inadvertently occur. All such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting of such new prices to the Site.

8.4. Order Acceptance/Confirmation: Once we receive your order, we may provide you with an email order confirmation. Any receipt of an order confirmation, however, does not signify CSL’s acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell; we are simply confirming that we received your order. CSL reserves the right at any time after receiving your order to accept or decline your order for any reason. If CSL cancels an order after you have already been billed, then CSL will refund the billed amount.

8.5. Shipment of Products: Title and risk of loss for any purchases of physical products pass to you upon our delivery to our carrier. Unless as a result of events outside of our direct control, orders of physical products purchased by you through the Site will be delivered within the time period specified for the delivery method you have selected.

9. Rules for Sweepstakes and Other Promotions.

In addition to the terms of these Terms of Use, any sweepstakes or similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through the Site or Social Media may be governed by specific rules that are separate from these Terms of Use. By participating in any such Promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the terms and conditions in this document. To the extent such rules conflict with these Terms of Use, such rules shall control with respect to the particular Promotion.

10. Notice for Claims of Copyright Infringement.

If you are a copyright owner or agent of one and believe that content posted on the Site by a CSL user infringes upon your copyright, please submit notice, pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) to our Copyright Agent with the following information:

  1. An electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. The URL of the location on our website containing the material that you claim is infringing;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send CSL a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the statutory requirements imposed by 17 USC § 512. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to CSL’s Copyright Agent. Note that these notifications and counter-notifications are legal notices and CSL may provide copies of them to the participants in the dispute or third parties, at our discretion and as required by law. Our Privacy Policy does not protect information provided in these notices and counter-notices.

Our Copyright Agent can be reached at: [email protected]

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS FOR YOUR USE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CSL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. CSL MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. CSL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE AT WILL, THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.

CSL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY USER OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT POSTED ON THE SITE, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OR DAMAGE WITHOUT LIMITATION. CSL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ANY OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS ON THE SITE. IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND CSL SERVICES.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CSL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE THAT CSL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CSL, ITS AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND OTHER BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF CSL AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CSL IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE OF THE VIDEO GAMES WHICH THE TOURNAMENTS OR LEAGUES ARE BEING PLAYED ON.

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of CSL and its affiliates shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

13. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend CSL and its affiliates, licensors, sponsors, advertisers, and business partners and their respective directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, at your expense, against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and suits and all related liabilities, damages, settlements, penalties, fines, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and other dispute resolution expenses) incurred by CSL, directly or indirectly, arising out of or relating to your (a) violation or breach of any term of these Terms of Use or any policy or guidelines referenced in this document, including any unauthorized disclosure of personal or confidential information, (b) use or misuse of the Site, (c) any allegation that any user content or other materials you submit to us, through the Site, infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party, and/or (d) termination of your access to the Site.

14. Dispute Resolution Governing Lawn

These Terms of Use is governed by, and will be construed under the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. All disputes arising out of or related to your use of the Site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction in the judicial district of California and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. You are responsible for compliance with all local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You agree to attempt to resolve any dispute with CSL directly before resorting to legal action.

15. Term and Termination

These Terms of Use continue in perpetuity, and apply to you as long as you continue using the Site. CSL reserves the right to immediately terminate these Terms of Use, and/or your access to and use of the Site at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Upon termination of these Terms of Use or termination of your access to and use of the Site, your right to use the Site shall immediately cease. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site may be made without prior notice, and that CSL may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with them, and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that CSL isn’t liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you.

16. General

16.1 Agreement Revisions: These Terms of Use may only be revised in writing by CSL, or through publication by CSL on the Site.

16.2 Force Majeure: CSL isn’t liable for delays, adjustments, or cancellations of or to any events, prize payouts, or operation of the Site, resulting from causes outside the reasonable control of CSL, such as acts of God, war, or otherwise.

16.3 No Partnership: You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and CSL as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site.

16.4 Severability: If any part of these Terms of Use are determined to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then that portion shall be severed, and the remainder of the Agreement shall be given full force and effect.

16.5 No Waiver: Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.

16.6 Equitable Remedies: You hereby agree that CSL would be irreparably damaged if the terms of these Terms of Use were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of these Terms of Use, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.

16.7 Entire Agreement: These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and any other documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the Site.

16.8 Notices: CSL may provide you with notices, including those regarding breaches of security, by email or postings on the Site. All notices from you to CSL must be sent to [email protected], and such notices will be deemed received the next day if sent via email.

16.9 Notice Regarding Electronic Commercial Services for California Users: Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Site users 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., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

16.10 Third Party Beneficiaries : Except for certain CSL licensors, or as may be otherwise expressly provided herein, there are no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use.

16.11: If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding these Terms of Use or the Site, feel free to contact us at: [email protected].