APPLICATION SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (Version 2.3)
January 15, 2018
PLEASE READ THIS APPLICATION SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
THIS AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN YOU AND SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC. (“SIE Inc”). ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE APPLICATION SOFTWARE (“APPLICATION SOFTWARE”) PUBLISHED BY SIE Inc FOR USE ON DEVICE (DEFINED BELOW) IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT’S TERMS. BY USING THE APPLICATION SOFTWARE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT’S TERMS.
You are accepting this Agreement on your behalf and on behalf of other people who access or use: (i) the Application Software on the device for which SIE Inc makes the Application Software commercially available (e.g. if on Steam, PC; if on the iTunes Store, iOS device; if on the Google Play Store, Android device) (“Device”); or (ii) your Sony Entertainment Network account with the Application Software. You are responsible for other people’s use of the Application Software and for their compliance with this Agreement’s terms.
SIE Inc reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to change the terms of this Agreement. The most current version of this Agreement will supersede all previous versions.
This Agreement applies to the Application Software and any patches, updates, upgrades or new versions thereof.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES RESIDENT OR A RESIDENT OF A COUNTRY IN NORTH, CENTRAL OR SOUTH AMERICA, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION IN SECTION 9 THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND WITH RESPECT TO ANY “DISPUTE” (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9) BETWEEN YOU AND A “SONY ENTITY” (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9). YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 9.
1. LICENSE GRANT
Subject to this Agreement’s terms, SIE Inc grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-commercial right to use the Application Software solely on the Device. Your rights to use previous versions of the Application Software other than the current version of the Application Software terminate as soon as you can receive or have the most current version of the Application Software installed on the Device.
Certain license terms for SIE Inc-licensed, third-party software or service may require that SIE Inc provides you with notices and license terms for that third-party software or service. These notices and license terms are available to you at the place which SIE Inc thinks appropriate.
All rights to use the Application Software are granted by license only, and you are not granted any ownership rights or interests in the Application Software. SIE Inc and its licensors retain all intellectual property rights in the Application Software. All use of or access to the Application Software is subject to this Agreement’s terms and applicable intellectual property laws. Except as this Agreement expressly grants, SIE Inc and its licensors reserve all rights in the Application Software.
You may not (i) lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, patch, adapt or translate the Application Software, or make it available on a network to other users; (ii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble Application Software, create the Application Software derivative works; (iii) attempt to create the Application Software source code from its object code; (iv) use any unauthorized, illegal, counterfeit or modified hardware or software with the Application Software; (v) reinstall earlier versions of the Application Software (“downgrading”); (vi) violate any laws, regulations or statutes or rights of SIE Inc or third parties in connection with your access to or use of the Application Software; (vii) obtain the Application Software in any manner other than through SIE Inc’s authorized distribution methods; or (viii) exploit the Application Software in any manner.
These restrictions will be construed to apply to the greatest extent permitted by the law in your jurisdiction.
3. SERVICES AND UPDATES; THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS AND CONTENT
SIE Inc may provide you with certain Application Software updates, upgrades or services. Some updates, upgrades or services may change your current settings, cause a loss of data or content or cause functionality or feature loss.
SIE Inc sometimes finds it necessary to cease online support for a certain Application Software. This means that features such as online multi-player and leaderboards will no longer be available. If certain Application Software is an online-only title, you may no longer be able to use it.
If SIE Inc decides SIE Inc need to turn off online support for a certain Application Software, SIE Inc will endeavor to announce that decision in an appropriate manner.
The Application Software may refer to, display or provide you with links to websites or content that third parties independently operate or maintain (“Third Party Content and Links”).
SIE Inc and its affiliates do not control or direct Third Party Content and Links nor do SIE Inc and its affiliates monitor, approve, endorse, warrant or sponsor any Third Party Content and Links. SIE Inc and its affiliates have no liability to you for any Third Party Content and Links. Your reliance on any Third Party Content and Links is at your own risk, and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from your reliance.
4. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
5. INTERNET CONNECTION
Some features of the Application Software may require an Internet connection. You are responsible for all fees incurred in connection with access to or use of the Internet.
6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Application Software is provided “AS IS” without any express or implied warranties. SIE Inc, its affiliates and licensors expressly disclaim any implied warranty of merchantability, warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and warranty of non-infringement.
If the Application Software uses online servers, SIE Inc makes no commitment to continue to make those servers available.
IN NO EVENT ARE SIE Inc, ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, HOWEVER ARISING, AS A RESULT OF ACCESSING OR USING THE APPLICATION SOFTWARE. SO LONG AS THIS PROVISION IS ENFORCEABLE IN YOUR JURISDICTION, THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
7. VIOLATION OF AGREEMENT; TERMINATION OF RIGHTS AND SIE Inc REMEDIES
If SIE Inc determines that you have violated this Agreement’s terms, SIE Inc may itself or may procure the taking of any action to protect its interests such as disabling access to or use of some or all Application Software, termination of your access to PSN, denial of any services provided in the Application Software, or reliance on any other remedial efforts as reasonably necessary to prevent the use of modified or unpermitted use of the Application Software.
SIE Inc, its affiliates and licensors reserve the right to bring legal action in the event of a violation of this Agreement. SIE Inc may participate in governmental or private legal action or investigation relating to your use of the Application Software.
8. EXPORT CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
The Application Software may contain technology that is subject to certain restrictions under export-control laws and regulations. As such, the Application Software may not be exported or re-exported to persons and entities in violation of these laws and regulations. You must comply with these laws when using the Application Software. You represent and warrant that (i) 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 (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
9. PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTS
The following terms in this Section 9 only apply to you if you are a resident of Japan.
The paid-for contents which are designated as “前払式支払手段” in the section titled “資金決済法に基づく表示” on each Application Software’s official website shall be treated as “Prepaid Payment Instruments” defined in the Payment Services Act. Any contents purchased for such paid-for contents shall be deemed as final products or services rather than Prepaid Payment Instruments.
10. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
If you reside in Japan or country/area located in East Asia or Southeast Asia, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan except for its conflict of law rules. Any dispute arising under or in relation to this Agreement, shall be exclusively submitted to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan.
If you reside in Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania, Middle East, India or Russian Federation, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with English Law except for its conflict of law rules.
If you reside elsewhere, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California except for its conflict of law rules. If you are a resident of the United States, any Dispute not subject to arbitration and not initiated in small claims court must be litigated in a court of competent jurisdiction in either the Superior Court for the State of California in the County of San Mateo or in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
11. GENERAL LEGAL
You are bound by this Agreement’s most current version. SIE Inc may modify this Agreement’s terms at any time. To access a printable, current version of this Agreement, go to http://pscom.jp/legal/country-selector. Please check this URL from time to time for changes to this Agreement. Your continued access to or use of the Application Software will signify your acceptance of the latest version of this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement are not affected or impaired in any way. You acknowledge that your breach of this Agreement would cause irreparable injury to SIE Inc for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and that SIE Inc is entitled to equitable relief in addition to any other remedies it may have under law.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and SIE Inc with respect to the Application Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding its subject matter. No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising any right under this Agreement operate as a waiver of that right. SIE Inc may assign any of its rights under this Agreement, including its rights to enforce this Agreement’s terms to any SIE Inc affiliate.
12. THE STORE OWNER.
This Agreement is concluded between you and SIE Inc, and not the owner of the store (“Store Owner”) from which you downloaded the Application Software (“App Store”), and SIE Inc, and not the Store Owner, is solely responsible for the content of the Application Software, except as set out in this Agreement.
The Store Owner has no obligation to provide maintenance and support services with respect to the Application Software.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Store Owner will have no warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Application Software.
The Store Owner is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Application Software or your possession and use of the Application Software, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Application Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; and (iv) any claims that the application infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights.
If you have any questions or complaints regarding the Application Software, please contact our support team listed at http://www.playstation.com/support/.