Techland

European Union

Terms of Service

  1. Consent to Terms of Use

    1. These Terms of Use (hereinafter “Terms of Use” or “Terms”) specify the scope and terms of use by users of websites (hereinafter collectively “Websites” or “Website”), and of providing by Techland Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Ostrów Wielkopolski at ul. Żółkiewskiego 3, Poland, entered into the register of entrepreneurs maintained by the District Court for Poznań - Nowe Miasto i Wilda in Poznań, 9th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS no. 0000136933, with share capital of PLN 176,891,600.00 and with Tax ID No. (NIP): 622-24-68-959 and Statistical ID No. (REGON): 251546820 (hereinafter “Techland”) services delivered by electronic means, including transferring of commercial information through Websites (hereinafter “Services”).
    2. Techland has the right to update the Terms of Use. No change of the Terms of Use shall have an impact on the rights acquired by the users on the basis of the provisions of the Terms of Use existing prior to entry into force of such change. The most recent version of the Terms of Use can be displayed by clicking on the hypertext link “Terms of Use” at the bottom of the Website.
    3. Prior to commencing using the Websites the user should read the contents of the Terms of Use and use the Websites in accordance therewith. If the user does not agree with the provisions of the Terms, they should not use the Website.
  2. Description of the Services

    1. Via its Websites, Techland makes diverse resources available to users, including discussion forums, information about products (inter alia about Techland games and game add-ons), advertising content, newsletter, game development tools. These resources, including their updates, upgrades, new functions or adding new services, are subject to the Terms of Use.
    2. Via its Websites, including through the use of resources available thereon, Techland may make various types of services (hereinafter collectively „Services”) available to users. These include, inter alia:
      1. information services consisting in providing users with access to textual, graphical and multimedia content on various subjects, made accessible to the user on their individual request in such a way as to enable the user to access the content at a time individually chosen by them via the Websites;
      2. search services consisting in making it possible for users to remotely search content and display data saved on the Websites;
      3. advertising services consisting in publishing various advertising content on the websites (including advertising videos and graphics) and also making it possible to run advertising campaigns based on internet tools (e.g. advertising banners, boxes, etc.);
      4. a newsletter service consisting in sending to users, at their request, regular publications containing information about events from the world of Techland games and about other subjects;
      5. an account registration service consisting in making it possible for users to open their individual accounts on the Websites. In some cases, opening an account is a prerequisite for using additional functionalities offered by the Websites. Detailed conditions for the provision of the Account service can be accessed here and represent Appendix 1 to the Terms of Use;
      6. a contact service consisting in the possibility of sending information or an inquiry to Techland;
      7. a download service consisting in making it possible for users to download fragments of content or entire files made available on the Websites;
      8. an online shop service consisting in providing the opportunity to purchase product. Detailed conditions for the provision of the online shop service can be accessed here and they represent Appendix 2 to the Terms of Use;
      9. an internet forum service consisting in making it possible for users to participate in discussions online by publishing their opinions, comments, initiating conversations, providing advice, discussing with other users about subjects related to products presented on the Websites and about other subjects. Detailed conditions for the provision of the internet forum service can be accessed here and they represent Appendix 3 to the Terms of Use;
      10. other services provided by Techland on the Websites, including other services related to sending messages or communication services enabling communication between users, delivered under separate agreements.
    3. Due to the specific nature of individual Services, the conditions under which they are offered vary for different services. This may include situation where certain Services are not offered through all the Websites, and they are only available via selected Websites (e.g. the account registration service or the internet forum service).
    4. The services are very varied. Consequently, there may be additional conditions or requirements on the Websites regarding the delivery of specific Services (e.g. the requirement to have opened a user account), including age restrictions. The content of additional terms of using the Services that may apply to certain Websites is available on the specific Websites which relate to these Services. In such a situation, if the user uses these Services, such additional terms of using the services shall apply and constitute part of the agreement between the user and Techland. If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms of use published or binding for a specific Service offered on or via the Websites, the use of this specific Service shall be subject to the latter. Consequently, prior to commencing the use of a specific Service on any of the Websites, the user should make sure whether there are separate terms or conditions of using the Service published on the Website, that apply to the Service.
    5. It may happen that the use of specific sections or functions of the Websites, including contests, promotions or other initiatives, may be subject to additional requirements or terms. If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms of use published or binding for a specific section of the Website, the use of this specific section shall be subject to the latter.
    6. Techland is entitled to introduce changes to any Services offered on the Websites and to change the prices of these Services.
  3. Terms of Service

    1. Techland provides the user with Services within the scope and on the terms determined in the Terms of Use and additional terms published on the Websites, if applicable.
    2. The user is entitled to use the Services offered on the Websites in a manner that complies with the Terms of Use (and additional terms published on the Website, if applicable), existing provisions of law, rules of social conduct and decency.
    3. Techland shall bear no responsibility for acts or omissions of users.
  4. Use of Websites by the user

    1. The user undertakes that they will not deliver via or to Techland’s ICT systems the following content:
      1. content causing malfunction or overload of the ICT systems of Techland or other entities participating in the provision of the Services by electronic means via the Websites, including circumvention of safeguards or posting content at the sites not intended for the purpose, using or installing malware; including that it is prohibited to use automated devices, software, algorithms or methodologies (for example: page-scrape, bots or spiders) in order to gain access to any sections of the Website, gather, copy or monitor content published on the Websites, re-create or circumvent the navigation structure or the method of presentation of the Website;
      2. content violating rights of third parties, generally accepted social norms and rules of decency or content non-compliant with applicable provisions of law.
    2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is prohibited to gain unauthorised access to any portion of the Website or other systems or networks connected to the Website or any Techland server, or to the Services offered on or via the Websites. It is also prohibited to violate the safeguards or authentication mechanisms on the Websites or in any networks connected to the Websites. It is prohibited to track or attempt tracking information about other users, visitors to the Website, including accounts on the Websites that do not belong to the user; it is also prohibited to use the Website or a Service in a way intended at the disclosure of any information, and specifically personal data and information other than the user’s own personal data made accessible via the Website.
    3. The user agrees not to use any devices, software or procedures to disrupt or attempt to disrupt the correct operation of the Website or any transactions carried out on the Websites, or to disrupt or attempt to disrupt the use of the Websites by other users.
    4. It is prohibited to misrepresent oneself as someone else or as a representative of other natural or legal persons.
    5. It is prohibited to use the Websites or the Services for the purposes inconsistent with the Terms of Use, the law or rules of decency.
  5. Use of the Services by the user

    1. When using the Services, the user undertakes also to refrain from the following actions:
      1. using the Services for the purpose of participating in contests, financial pyramid schemes, chain letters, sending spam or multiplied and unwanted messages (commercial or other), or using the Services in a way otherwise violating the Terms of Use (or specific terms of use applicable thereto) or the provisions of law;
      2. slandering, insulting, harassing, persecuting or intimidating other people or violating their rights (e.g. right to privacy, image or other personality rights) in other way;
      3. publishing, transmitting or disseminating materials or information that are inappropriate, offensive, slanderous, obscene, indecent, offending against standards of proper behaviour or contrary to the law;
      4. transmitting or making otherwise accessible any files containing images, software or other materials protected by intellectual property rights of third parties, including copyright and trade mark law, to which the user does not hold the rights or failed to obtain consent for their use in this way;
      5. sending files that contain viruses, Trojans, worms or other similar software which can interfere with the operation of another computer or put third parties to a risk of damage or infringing their rights;
      6. falsifying or removing information concerning copyright management, such as authors’ names, appropriate legal notices or labels providing the source of software or other materials contained in the file sent;
      7. restricting other user’s possibility to use the Services;
      8. impersonating other persons, including creation of false identities;
      9. gathering or collecting information about other users, including their e-mail addresses;
      10. advertising or offering for sale or purchase any products or services for business-related purposes, unless the specific Services’ terms of use explicitly permit sending such messages.
    2. Techland has no obligation to monitor the way in which users use the Services, including their communication on the Websites. However, Techland reserves the right to view the materials posted by users on the Websites and to remove these materials if the aforementioned terms of use of the Services are not observed.
    3. Techland reserves the right to block user’s access to one or all Services if the user fails to comply with the aforementioned requirements concerning the use of the Services. In the case of a user who has got an Account on the Websites, Techland will send a message about the blockade in accordance with the Terms of Use concerning the Website Account.
  6. Restricting the scope of using the Websites to personal and non-commercial use

    1. Unless determined otherwise, the Services are intended solely for personal and non-commercial use of the user. The user may not modify, copy, disseminate, transmit, present, play, duplicate, license, create derivative works, transfer nor sell information, software, products or services derived from the Services. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the user’s right to perform permitted acts within the scope of permitted use, as set forth in the act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Journal of Laws No. 24, item 83, as amended) and the act of 27 July 2001 on the protection of databases (Journal of Laws No. 128, item 1402, as amended)
  7. Materials made accessible via Websites

    1. All texts, graphic elements, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, art work and computer code, including the elements of Websites (hereinafter “Content”), including specifically the design, structure, way of distribution and layout of such Content on the Websites, are owned by Techland or were used by Techland upon consent of the authorised entity and are protected under copyright or intellectual property rights pertaining to the Content. Any copying or imitating the Content in its entirety or as part thereof is prohibited, including that it is prohibited to copy or transmit any logos, graphic elements, sounds or images from any Website without an express consent of.
    2. The use of Content by the user does not mean acquiring any rights to intangible assets, including copyright to works. The user may use the Content of the work only within the scope of permitted use, as set forth in the act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Journal of Laws No. 24, item 83, as amended) and the act of 27 July 2001 on the protection of databases (Journal of Laws No. 128, item 1402, as amended). Specifically, in situations other than specified in these acts, it is prohibited to copy, modify or transmit electronically or otherwise any part of the Websites, in the entirety or in part, for commercial purposes and without prior written consent of Techland.
    3. Trademarks, logotypes and other markings (hereinafter “Trademarks”) placed on the Websites are protected by law. The consent given to the user for their use of the Websites is not equivalent to the consent for the use of Trademarks appearing on the Websites. Any use of the Trademarks or similar markings or names is prohibited, unless Techland provides prior written consent for such use of the Trademarks. An infringement of intellectual property rights may result in taking appropriate legal measures by Techland and other authorised entities.
    4. The user is entitled to use information about Services (e.g. technical data) made available by Techland to be downloaded from the Website, provided that the user: (a) shall not remove any notices or reservations from the copy of the downloaded Content; (b) shall use the Content exclusively for private, non-commercial purposes and will not copy nor publish such Content, nor shall they disseminate it through any media; (c) shall not make any changes to such downloaded Content. The foregoing shall be without prejudice to the user’s right to perform permitted acts within the scope of permitted use, as set forth in the act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Journal of Laws No. 24, item 83, as amended) and the act of 27 July 2001 on the protection of databases (Journal of Laws No. 128, item 1402, as amended)
    5. Techland makes no claims about the suitability of the information contained in the Content for any purpose whatsoever. The Content is delivered “as is”, with no guarantees.
    6. The Content transmitted with the Services may be subject to restrictions as to its use, copying and disseminating. The user downloading the Content should make themselves familiar and shall be responsible for complying with these restrictions.
  8. Information concerning software available on the Websites

    1. Any software made available on the Websites for download (hereinafter “Software”) is protected by copyright of Techland or its suppliers/partners. Use of the Software may be subject to the provisions of relevant license agreements which will be then appended to the Software.
    2. Techland assumes no liability for any damages or losses arising in connection with the Software, which were caused by the action of the user, including user’s negligence, providing untrue data by the user or user’s actions contrary to the Terms of Use, other terms that may apply to them on the Websites or the applicable provisions of law.
  9. User account

    1. On some Websites the user has the opportunity to open their account. Terms of Service applicable to the account service can be read here.
    2. If any of the Services requires opening an account, the user should go through the account registration process by providing current and complete information required in the specific account registration form. In this case the user must also select a password for their account. The user is the party responsible for keeping their account and password confidential. Moreover, the user is responsible for actions performed on their account, including that the user should notify the account administrator about any occurrence of unauthorised access to their account or other breach of security.
    3. Techland assumes no liability for any damages or losses suffered by the user as a result of their account or password being used by someone else for reasons attributable to the user.
    4. It is prohibited to use an account belonging to another user without that user’s consent.
  10. Entering into and dissolving the agreement

    1. Service Agreement for using a specific Service is entered into at the moment when the user commences the use of the Service, including that the service agreement for Information Services is entered into at the moment when the user selects an appropriate URL address of the Website or is redirected there from other websites, and it terminates at the moment when the user leaves the Website. In the case of other Services the agreement may terminate at the moment when the user ceases to use the Service, e.g. in the case of the Account service - at the moment of deleting the Account; in the case of the Newsletter service - at the moment of sending a message about resigning from the Newsletter subscription; in the case of the Contact service - at the moment of providing answer to the user’s inquiry.
  11. Materials provided to Techland on the Websites

    1. Unless otherwise stipulated in separate terms of use applicable to a specific Service, Techland does not claim ownership of any materials delivered to it by the Users (including opinions and suggestions) or posted, sent, entered or transmitted to the Services or in relation thereto via Websites (hereinafter “Materials”). However, the user who posts, sends, enters or transmits Materials on the Website, gives Techland and its affiliates, referred to in point 11.4, consent to use the materials for an indefinite period in relation to their internet business (including, inter alia, in relation to the Services); where such consent covers, inter alia, license rights to copy, disseminate, send, publicly present, publicly perform, multiply, edit, translate and change the format of the Materials, and also to make them available to the public in such a manner so that everybody could access it in any place and at any time chosen, as well as to publish the name or nick of the user in connection with the Materials, and the right to sublicense these rights to any provider of the Services.
    2. No compensation will be paid to the user for the use of the Materials in the manner described herein. Techland is under no obligation to post or use the Materials and it may remove any Material at any time.
    3. The user represents that they own or control all the rights to the Materials described in the Terms of Use, including the rights that are necessary for making the Materials available, posting them, sending, entering or transmitting.
    4. The affiliates of Techland shall mean:
      1. Digital Alliance Holder S.A. with its registered office in Wrocław, ul. Jana Szczyrki 12, 54-426 Wrocław, entered in the register of entrepreneurs, whose records are kept by the District Court for Wrocław-Fabryczna, 6th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000692882.
      2. Polskie Centrum Informacji Prawno-Ekonomicznej sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Ostrów Wielkopolski, ul. Żółkiewskiego 3, 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski, entered into the register of entrepreneurs, whose records are kept by the District Court for Poznań - Nowe Miasto i Wilda in Poznań, 9th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000225951.
      3. Techland Warszawa sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Warsaw, ul. Inflancka 4C, 00-189 Warszawa, entered into the register of entrepreneurs, whose records are kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000314879.
      4. Marchewka Trademark Holder sp. j. with its registered office in Ostrów Wielkopolski, ul. Żółkiewskiego 3, 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski, entered into the register of entrepreneurs, whose records are kept by the District Court for Poznań - Nowe Miasto i Wilda in Poznań, 9th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000483333.
      5. Ultimate Technology Park sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Ostrów Wielkopolski, ul. Żółkiewskiego 3, 63-400 Ostrów Wielkopolski, entered into the register of entrepreneurs, whose records are kept by the District Court for Poznań - Nowe Miasto i Wilda in Poznań, 9th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS No. 0000532362
      6. Game Research Studio GmbH with its registered office in Berlin, Germany.
      7. Piccolo Studio SLU with its registered office in Barcelona, Spain.
  12. Links to third party websites

    1. The Websites may contain links to third party websites which are not controlled by Techland (hereinafter “Third Party Websites”). Links to Third Party Websites are made available only for convenience of the users of the Websites. Techland assumes no responsibility for the content, changes and updates of Third Party Websites nor does it recommend content provided therein.
    2. The user must perform their own independent evaluation with regard to their interactions with Third Party Websites.
  13. Complaint procedure

    1. The User has the right to lodge a complaint in matters related to Websites or Services. The complaint should contain at least the following data: (a) User designation (e-mail address); (b) specification of the subject matter of the complaint and the circumstances substantiating the complaint; and (c) User’s request.
    2. Complaints should be sent to the following e-mail address: admin@techland.pl.
    3. The User will be notified about the method of handling their complaints within 14 days of the receipt of the complaint by Techland. The response to the complaint shall be sent via e-mail to the e-mail address provided in the complaint.
  14. Provisions concerning online shops available on the Websites

    1. If a specific Website provides an opportunity to purchase products or services, including software, the applicable rules shall be those provided in the Shop’s Terms of Service.
  15. Provisions concerning the internet forum

    1. On some of its Websites Techland makes it possible for Users to participate in the discussion on an internet forum, through which they may exchange views and opinions.
    2. The rules of the internet forum available on the Websites are regulated in the terms of use of the internet forum.
  16. Protection of privacy and personal data

    1. The privacy policy applicable to the Websites can be found here.
  17. Technical requirements

    1. Technical requirements for using the Services or for cooperation with Techland’s ICT system are as follows:
      1. access to the Internet;
      2. in order to obtain access to the Websites - an internet browser;
      3. in order to receive messages via e-mail - an e-mail account;
      4. a device that allows to run a browser.
    2. The User should ensure at their own cost the equipment and internet connection which will be required to get access to and use the Websites. The User is the only party responsible for all costs generated by them in order to get access to the Websites.
  18. Final provisions

    1. After logging in to the Websites, users may gain access to additional functions. Techland may introduce new functions and modify the functions existing to date on the Websites.
    2. Techland may change these Terms of Use. Techland shall notify the user about the change of the Terms on the Website and by sending an e-mail to the accounts of registered users. The change shall become effective at the date indicated by Techland, which cannot fall earlier than 30 days of the moment when the users were notified. The change of Terms shall be without prejudice to the rights acquired by the users under the previous version of the Terms, including that the changed Terms will not apply to transactions made before the entry into force of the changed Terms. Moreover, the user will be notified about such changes at their first login to the Website service (in the form of a message displayed on screen).
    3. The content of the Terms of Use may be fixed by the user by being printed, recorded on any medium or by being downloaded at any moment from the website where it was made available.
    4. These Terms of Use and the use by users of the services provided through the Websites shall be governed by Polish law.
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