To create an account, you need to provide an email, user name and password. You may also complete your player profile with some other data.
We store this data. Yep. It would be pretty annoying for you to enter it each time you visit ;)
If you care a lot about your datas and never provide any website with accurate personal information, congratulations! You can skip this section :)
This Kunx policy has been written to comply with some laws + social network authentication policies. However, if you are still interested please read on the following instead of going straight to playing :
_ We are using cookies, otherwise you would need to choose a language + re-enter your password each time you visit Kunx.
_ Your password is stored encrypted, but the usual precautionary measures apply. You should use a strong password and not use the same one that you use for sensitive websites. Some expert would say to never to use the same passwords, but this feels like excessive blunt force to the head, except for websites that have very sensitive information. This shouldn't be the case for a gaming website, but hey, do as you please.
_ Chat discussions are stored during a maximum of 11 weeks, for moderating purposes. Moderators - who are other players we selected among the community - may have access to any chat discussions from the past 11 weeks, which is normal because 80% of the moderations concern insults/aggressive behaviors in the chat. If you are worried about this, we remind you to consider that all your chat discussions on Kunx are public.
_ We don't share or sell your datas with third parties without your consent. Your consent may be implicit in some obvious cases (such as if you take part in a contest with rizes from a publisher, as some information will be needed for the publisher to contact you to redeem the prize).
_ Your profile information is visible to other players, as well as your gaming history on the website. So, since anyone can create an account on the site, it should be considered public information. But if you use a pseudonym for your username, it would help to keep your real identity private (in case you would be worried about that).
Hope this all sounds reasonable to you, and that you can now enjoy Board Game Arena without second thoughts!
Cheers and doughnuts,
Terms of service
Terms of service introduction
(As the fine folks at WeTransfer adeptly put it).
Here’s all the legal mumbo jumbo. It’s the stuff that lawyers dream of, but that the average user seldom reads, let alone understands.
Feel free to read them but they basically state that we promise to never screw you over, sell your info or do anything else to compromise our integrity.
In turn, we expect you to play fair and stick to our terms.
Nothing more to say! Here it is :
Welcome to Kunx!
Thanks for using our services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Board Game Arena ("Kunx"), located at the postal address on the following page : https://kunx.de/#!legal.
By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.
Using our Services
You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Our Services display some content that is not from Kunx. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.
Your Kunx Account
You may need a Kunx Account in order to use some of our Services. You may create your own Kunx Account, or your Kunx Account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution. If you are using a Kunx Account assigned to you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.
To protect your Kunx Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Kunx Account. Try not to reuse your Kunx Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or Kunx Account, please change it immediately from your preferences.
Your responsibilities as a Kunx player ("the Player")
The Player is solely responsible for any message, content and information posted by him on the site since, in its capacity as host of the service considered here, under the provisions of French Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, Kunx cannot be held responsible for the content posted or transmitted by Players on the Site and on which Kunx exercises no control and monitoring.
The Player expressly agrees, under penalty of criminal responsibility or civil liability, that the messages and content he will post on the Site are not likely to (without this list being exhaustive):
_ violate intellectual property rights of third parties: in this respect the Player undertakes not to reproduce or communicate publicly on the Site or the material protected under copyright, trademark filed as or more generally protected by other intellectual property rights held by third parties without the prior consent of the holders of such proprietary rights;
_ Contain computer viruses likely to interrupt, destroy or impair the functionality of the Site;
_ Being an apologist for crimes or contain illegal messages, threatening, or pedophile nature, pornographic, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racist, antisemitic, xenophobic, revisionist or contrary to public order or morality;
_ Infringe privacy or dignity of others;
_ Incite violence, fanaticism, crime, suicide, hatred due to religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity;
_ Harass other players with whom the Player would be contacted when discussing the different communication areas of the site;
_ Promote or encourage any criminal activity or enterprise;
_ Solicit and / or disclose passwords and / or personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
_ Transmit any chain e-mails, unsolicited mass mailings, instant messages, commercials or unwanted unsolicited mail;
_ Contain advertisements and / or solicitations to offer products and / or commercial services through the Site;
_ Contain addresses or hypertext links to external sites whose content is contrary to the laws and regulations, which violate the rights of others or is contrary to these terms.
The Player agrees to hold only one account on Kunx, unless otherwise approved by Kunx. We reserve the right to terminate any multiple accounts attributable to the same person.
The Player agrees not to resort to the use of automated systems such as scripts to play or send messages.
The Player is solely responsible for the keeping and confidentiality of their password and agrees not to communicate it to any other player or to use the account, the username and password of another Player.
The Player guarantees the accuracy of information provided to Kunx for purposes of registration and agrees to notify any subsequent changes.
The Player acknowledges that Kunx reserves, in case his use of the site would be contrary to these Terms or to generally applicable laws and regulatory provisions, the right to - immediately and without notice - deregister him from the Site services and / or to block his access to the Site.
Kunx reserves, assuming the Player would be responsible for an offense under the legislation or for affecting the rights of third parties, the right to provide, upon request of any legitimate authority (courts, administrative authorities, police), all information allowing or facilitating the identification of the offending Player.
The Player is required to notify Kunx, using the "Report this player" function, of any misuse of the Site of which he has knowledge, including any message whose contents violates the above prohibitions or more generally applicable laws and regulatory provisions.
About audio/video chat
Kunx offers optionnal audio/video communications during games. The usage of these features are conditioned by the explicit acceptance of additional terms by each player.
Any interaction between players in a real time audio/video chat room is private to and the sole responsability of those players.
Board Game Arena doesn't record real time chat activity, but you should be aware that any player in the chat room has the possibility to make such recordings. Thus, you shouldn't do or say anything that you wouldn't want on record (or on a public video service).
This audio/video communication features are restricted to ADULT players according to the laws of each player country, or requires that each user received explicit permission to use this service from an adult legally responsible.
Board Game Arena won't be liable for any inconvenience or damage directly or indirectly linked to the use of this service.
Privacy and Copyright Protection
Kunx's privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Kunx can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.
We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in France and the European Union.
If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can contact us directly though our "Contact" section.
Your Content in our Services
Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.
When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Kunx (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.
Our automated systems analyze your content to provide you personally relevant features. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.
About Software in our Services
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.
Kunx gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Kunx as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Kunx, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.
Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.
Modifying and Terminating our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. Kunx may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.
Our Warranties and Disclaimers
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.
WE HAVE TO USE CAPS LOCK FOR THIS SECTION BECAUSE SOME DEAD GUY 100 YEARS AGO PROBABLY SAID IF WE DON’T THEN IT DOESN’T COUNT.
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER Kunx NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.
Liability for our Services
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, Kunx WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Kunx, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).
IN ALL CASES, Kunx, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Business uses of our Services
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Kunx and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
About these Terms
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. Changes will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
These terms control the relationship between Kunx and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.
The laws of France will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the French courts.
For information about how to contact Kunx, please visit our contact page.
Term of sales
The following terms are applicable to Board Game Arena "Premium" membership.
Kunx provides a personalized subscription service ("Premium membership") that allows our members to get additional content and features.
1.1 Kunx offers two kinds of Premium membership plans:
_ "Subscriptions": membership plans that continue period-to-period until terminated, with an explicit billing period (ex: yearly, monthly).
_ Simple membership plans for an explicit given period of time (ex: 1 year, 6 months, 2 months).
1.2. Your Kunx Premium "Subscription" membership will continue period-to-period until terminated. To use the Kunx Premium service you must have Internet access and a Kunx ready device, and provide us with one or more Payment Methods. "Payment Method" means a current, valid, accepted method of payment, as may be updated from time to time, and which may include payment through your account with a third party. Unless you cancel your membership before your period billing date, you authorize us to charge your next period's membership fee to your Payment Method (see "Cancellation" below).
1.3. The simple membership plans ends at the end of the period of time associated to the plan. You are billed only once at the beginning of the period.
1.4. We may offer a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans or memberships offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. Some membership plans may have differing billing periods (1 month, 6 months, 1 year), conditions and limitations, which will be disclosed at your sign-up or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your Premium membership by visiting our website and clicking on the "Premium" link available at the main menu, or by visiting "Preferences / My account" section.
Billing, Cancellation, Withdrawal
2.1. Billing Cycle. The membership fee for the Kunx Premium "subscriptions" service and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged on a periodical basis to your Payment Method on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of the paying portion of your membership. In some cases your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month. 100% of the price of each period is billed at the start of each period (ex: once per year for the "yearly" subscription).
2.2. Payment Methods. To get a Kunx membership subscription, you must provide one or more Payment Methods. You can update your Payment Methods by going to the "Premium" page. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorize us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method(s). You authorize us to charge any Payment Method associated to your account in case your primary Payment Method is declined or no longer available to us for payment of your subscription fee. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the Premium service until we have successfully charged a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Local tax charges may vary depending on the Payment Method used. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.
2.3. Cancellation. You can cancel your Kunx Premium membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Kunx Premium service through the end of your billing period. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, payments are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits for any partial membership periods, technical issues or moderation decision. To cancel your subscription, go to the "Premium" page and follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel your membership, your account will automatically switched to a standard "Free" account at the end of your current billing period. To see when your account will be switched to a standard "Free" account, click "See my profile" on your top right personal menu, and "Premium until -date-" section. You may also find billing information about your Kunx membership by visiting your account with the applicable third party.
2.4. Changes to the Price and Subscription Plans. We may change our subscription plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to our subscription plans will apply to you no earlier than 30 days following notice to you.
2.5. Withdrawal: according the French law (L.221-28 1° du code de la consommation), any Kunx Premium subscription can be refunded without penalties during a period of 14 days following the initial payment with a simple request at email "email@example.com". We only make one refund per user and per payment method. However, according to the same law, we recall the users that any use of any Premium features (including the simple viewing of a statistic) makes your subscription not refundable.
Kunx Premium content and features
3.1. You must be 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your province, territory or country, to become a member of the Kunx Premium service. Minors may only use the service under the supervision of an adult.
3.2. The Kunx Premium service and any content viewed through the service are for your personal and non-commercial use only and may not be shared with individuals beyond your household. During your Kunx Premium membership we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Kunx Premium service and associated content.
3.3. The Kunx Premium service is providing an access to "Premium games". The complete list of "Premium games" is provided on the "Premium" page. Each "Premium" game needs at least 1 Premium users to start. In other terms, Premium users can create new Premium game tables, and play with any other Kunx user, Premium or not.
3.4. The Kunx Premium service is providing an access to "Premium expansions". "Premium expansions" are options (ie: variation) of a "base game". A game with a "Premium expansion" option set needs at least 1 Premium users to start. In other terms, Premium users can create new tables with a "Premium expansion" option selected, and play with any other Kunx user, Premium or not.
3.5. Kunx is sometimes displaying an advertisement at the beginning of the game. This advertisement is not displayed for Kunx Premium members, so that they get immediate access to the game.
3.6. A game table with at least one Kunx Premium member has no restriction linked to players geographical location. In other terms, if at least one Kunx Premium member is at a game table, other players playing from the same geographical place can also play at this table.
3.7. Kunx Premium members also have access to the following features:
_ audio / video live discussion before, during and after games.
_ unlimited access to statistics page, including end of game statistics and other players statistics.
_ color preferences: for a limited list of games (as displayed on "Premium" page), and if the color is available, Kunx is giving Kunx Premium members their prefered colors, as specified in "Preferences / Game preferences".
_ creating new tournaments (only Kunx Premium members can create tournaments).
3.8. The Kunx service, including the games catalog, the Premium games list and the service features, is regularly updated. Kunx also continually tests various aspects of the service, including the website, user interfaces, promotional features and so on.
4.2. Customer Support. To find more information about our service and its features or if you need assistance with your account, please visit the Kunx Forums, Kunx FAQ or Kunx Contact page on our website.
4.4. Electronic Communications. Kunx will send you information relating to your account (e.g. payment authorizations, invoices, changes in password or Payment Method, confirmation messages, notices) in electronic form only, for example via emails to the email address provided during your registration.