NETWAR Terms & Conditions, Disclaimer, Legal Notice, and Release of Liability
Updated: February 17, 2019
By attending NETWAR, I fully agree to and adhere to all Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Legal Notices on this page and I Release NETWAR and “Hosts” of any and all Liability.
Section I, Definition of Terms:
For the purposes of this document, the following terms shall be used:
● The event, also referred to as a “video gaming event” or “LAN Party” is officially known as NETWAR.
● The term “Hosts” includes, but is not limited to NETWAR Directors, Officers, Sponsors, Event Staff, Volunteers, Event Site personnel, and other persons.
● The official website of NETWAR is www.netwar.org and is the location of information for attendees regarding the event.
I hereby acknowledge that I desire to participate in NETWAR, the video gaming event(s) which is entitled and defined in section I as “the event”. I also acknowledge that my decision to participate in the event is totally voluntary and is solely for the purpose of my pursuit of recreational activities that I enjoy. I authorize the use of any photos (both digital and print), and videos for NETWAR use and posting on websites and in other print/digital media. I agree that I am fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in entering the premises including but not limited to wire hazards on floor, high voltage electrical wiring on floor, narrow aisles, and other hazards and/or in participating in the event and hereby elect to voluntarily enter upon said premises, knowing the present condition and knowing that said condition may become more hazardous and dangerous. I, hereby assume all risk of illness or injury in the event in which I voluntarily participate. For and in consideration of permission to participate in the event, I hereby irrevocably and forever release, discharge, waive and hold harmless the event and its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, sponsors and agents (collectively referred to as “the hosts”) from any and all claims, losses, causes of action and liabilities of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating in any way to the event. I voluntarily waive any claims that I might have against the hosts, and I understand and agree that the hosts assume no responsibility or liability for any injury to persons or property (including property that is lost, stolen or damaged), that may occur during the event. I agree that I have read and will follow all official rules which are posted on the website and at the event. I further agree that during the event I shall conduct myself in an appropriate fashion and I shall not behave poorly by violating rules, performing harmful acts, using profanity, obscenity or any otherwise objectionable conduct towards any person or property involved with the event. I recognize and understand that the hosts reserve the right to require cessation of any such activity and the hosts, in their sole discretion, may require my removal from the event(s), without any refund of any kind. I agree this instrument, in its entirety, is intended by me to be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators, agents and/or assigns.
– Participants WILL conduct themselves in a professional and sportsmanlike manner.
– Participants will be respectful of each others person and equipment.
– Raffle winners will make themselves available for photos as per sponsor’s requirements.
– Failure to follow these guidelines will result in immediate disqualification.
– The consumption of alcoholic beverages at the event is prohibited.
NETWAR has a zero tolerance for cheating! If you are caught using any of the following cheats but not limited to: cheat codes, exploits, debug version game kernels or libraries, excessive ping of network devices, consoles or computers to slow network bandwidth. If you are caught cheating during any tournament match, it will result in the forfeiture of the game, and disqualification from all remaining tournaments/games and removal from the site.
ACTS OF VIOLENCE:
Acts of violence will NOT be tolerated! Intentional damage to the property, other guest’s computers, gaming consoles, equipment, staff property, network equipment, and items belonging to sponsors, is grounds for immediate removal from the event without refund. The NETWAR staff reserve the sole right to define what is and what is not a violent act. No weapons of any kind are allowed at NETWAR, this includes play toy weapons, paintball markers, Airsoft guns etc.
NETWAR does not, under any circumstances condone any type of illegal activity whatsoever, including but not limited to the copying of illegal software, MP3’s or distribution of pornographic material to minors. NETWAR Staff / Admins do not condone pirating; however we cannot and will not police machines and network traffic trying to find such items. Each individual is solely responsible for the software / files and the copyright laws associated with items that are located on their machine. In addition NETWAR has a firm policy against viewing of pornographic material at our events. Please be aware that making pornographic material viewable and or accessible to minors is illegal. If a staff member view’s pornography displayed on your computer or gaming console at any time, you will be removed from event without refund. Participants understands that his/her machines(s) are his/her personal responsibility and liability and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NETWAR /Staff /Hosts/ Sponsors and each Sponsor’s directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from any claims arising out of, in whole or in part, the participant’s use in any way of his/her computers, gaming console, monitor, or other computer related equipment during any NETWAR party.
We do not tolerate hacking of any kind under any circumstance. Hacking of computers, gaming consoles, network devices, DoS attacks, viruses, backdoors or anything of the sort is grounds for immediate dismissal from the NETWAR party without refund and can lead to banning said player from all future events.
NETWAR officials along with Sponsors execute all facets of the event and Tournament. NETWAR Administrators and Sponsors reserve the right to require any Participant to replay any match for any reason, at their sole discretion and to disqualify any participant who fails to follow the Official Rules, who makes any misrepresentation relative to the Tournament and/or the redemption of prizes, who tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Tournament or Web Site, who acts in violation of the Official Rules, who acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person(s). To ensure that players have played according to the Official Rules, Tournament Officials will review ALL game play during the Tournament. Decisions by Tournament officials are FINAL. All prizewinners will be identified on site at the Event.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Sponsors and/or NETWAR Administrators are not responsible for any inaccurate information, whether caused by the Official Web Site or by the Web Site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the event or the Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Tournament results. NETWAR Administrators/Sponsors assume NO liability for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with any person’s participation in the Event or Tournament, including without limitation, participation in any real life activity, or injury, loss or damage sustained from use of any prize won. If for any reason the Event or the Tournament is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus’, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the NETWAR Administrator’s/Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Event or the Tournament, NETWAR Administrator’s/Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Event and the Tournament without refund. By participating in the Tournament, each Participant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules. NETWAR ADMINISTRATORS/SPONSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES COULD HAVE BEEN FORESEEN AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSORS OR ANY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVED NOTICE THEREOF.