General Terms of Use

Wooga GmbH, Saarbrücker Strasse 38, 10405 Berlin, Germany (“Wooga”)

Welcome to Wooga!

  1. Subject-Matter

    1.1. Wooga provides users with an opportunity to play online games and use related services on various platforms on the Internet.

    1.2. Any individual agreement reached with the user and any applicable Wooga Special Terms take priority. In all other respects, the following General Terms of Use apply when using Wooga’s Services. The following have subordinate priority and apply in the stated order:

    1.3. Any terms and conditions prescribed by the user are excluded.

  2. Contract Closure, Term

    2.1. The contract between Wooga and the user on using one or more games or other services on a platform (referred to hereinafter as “License Agreement”) is brought about as soon as the user accepts these General Terms of Use on using one of Wooga’s games on a specific platform. In each case, a License Agreement is brought about for a single platform (e.g. a specific social network or operating system), and it may cover one or more games. Several License Agreements exist concurrently if the user plays games from Wooga on different platforms. The user may not transfer the License Agreement or the content thereof, its account data and/or any related claims.

    2.2. Any individual over the age of 18 who has full legal capacity may become a user. Minors may only conclude a License Agreement with the consent of a parent or guardian. The user must provide all the data required accurately and in full, and keep it up-to-date at all times. At any time Wooga is entitled to demand adequate proof of the user’s identity and age of majority or of consent from a parent or guardian, or to make using specific functions contingent upon such proof.

    2.3. A License Agreement is concluded for an indefinite period. On observing a 7-day period of notice, both contractual partners are entitled at any time to give routine notice terminating the License Agreement. Partial notice relating to a specific game is also permitted. The user may also terminate the License Agreement by deleting its account or the application.

    2.4. The right of both contractual partners to give extraordinary notice for important cause remains unaffected. An important cause shall be deemed the case if the user defaults in payment of any fee and still fails to pay despite being sent a reminder, or culpably commits any breach of duty that is more than merely insubstantial.

    2.5. On termination of the License Agreement the user’s account is deleted, thus disabling access to Wooga’s services. The user is not entitled to have deleted data restored, even on re-registering. The user is not entitled to any refund insofar as it has already made use of the services provided by Wooga (e.g. coins, virtual goods).

  3. Notification regarding Revocation

    3.1: Right of Revocation

    You may revoke your declaration of contract closure within a period of 14 days in text form (e.g. by post, fax, email) without stating reasons. The period commences on receipt of this information in text form, but on no account prior to contract closure, nor before we have honoured our obligations to furnish information pursuant to Art. 246 Sect. 2 in conjunction with Sect. 1 (1) and (2) German Introductory Act to the Civil Code (EGBGB), and our obligations pursuant Sect. 312g (1) Clause 1 German Civil Code (BGB) in conjunction with Art. 246 Sect. 3 EGBGB. In order to meet the deadline, it is sufficient to send off the revocation notice before the period expires.

    The revocation notice must be sent to:

    Wooga GmbH, Saarbruecker Str. 38, 10405 Berlin

    Fax: +49-30-8964 9064, customercare@wooga.com

    3.2. Consequences of Revocation

    In the event of effective notice of revocation, the performance received by each party is to be returned and any benefits derived (e.g. interest) are to be surrendered. If you are unable to return all or any of the performance received, or if you can only return it in an impaired condition, then you must pay us compensation; this may mean that you still have to honour your contractual payment obligations for the period up until revocation takes effect. Obligations to reimburse payments must be met within 30 days. The period begins with the sending off of your revocation, for us with its receipt.

    3.3. Special Information

    Your right to give notice of revocation expires prematurely if the contract has been fully performed by both sides at your express request prior to your exercising your revocation right.

  4. Content & Scope of License Agreement

    4.1. Under the License Agreement, the user is authorised to put the games and services provided on the respective platform (also jointly referred to hereinafter as “Wooga’s Services”) to personal use for a limited period in accordance with the respective terms stipulated. Wooga’s Services are put at the user’s disposal along with the available functions in each case; no right to have certain functions provided exists. Wooga is entitled at any time to alter content or functions (e.g. by way of patches, updates or modifications).

    4.2. No warranty of any specific availability is given for Wooga’s Services. In particular, downtimes may be caused by technical problems beyond Wooga’s control. Maintenance work may impair availability; insofar as is possible, it shall be carried out paying consideration to users. In addition, unannounced maintenance measures may be necessary, such as in the event of unpredictable failures (e.g. due to attacks, viruses). No warranty can be given that the software used by Wooga is entirely devoid of errors. The user is not entitled to demand that Wooga’s Services be provided or kept in a given condition.

    4.3. Wooga’s Services may be fee-paying or free of charge. Wooga shall always draw adequate advance attention to fee-paying services.

    4.4. By way of a fee-paying service, Wooga may offer certain units or virtual currencies (e.g. in the form of coins, Wooga cash or points) under a License Agreement or for individual games, which may be used accordingly depending on the agreed terms and the game’s setup. These units or virtual currencies constitute an element of the game and are thus of no monetary value. In particular, alterations to Wooga’s Services may result in changes in how they may be used. Trading or exchanging the units or virtual currencies into real money is excluded.

    4.5. Under a License Agreement or for individual games, Wooga may also offer individual functions, add-ons, short cuts or virtual goods as a fee-paying service. Some of these paid features may also be used in exchange for units or virtual currency (see 4.4 above); changing them back again is excluded in each case. The user may use a fee-paying feature in accordance with the terms agreed in each case. For the avoidance of doubt, the user is granted a non-exclusive right to use the respective function for a limited period. The limited period is either apparent from the nature of the respective feature, or otherwise ends on termination of the License Agreement.

    4.6. Units pursuant to Item 4.4 or features pursuant to Item 4.5 are not transferable and may not be otherwise used elsewhere, unless this is permitted under the rules of the game. Transferral in exchange for financial advantages is inadmissible at all times.

    4.7. Whenever units pursuant to Item 4.4 or features pursuant to Item 4.5 are provided by Wooga free of charge, the user may not derive any rights whatsoever there from. Wooga may therefore demand back or erase the units or features concerned at any time.

    4.8. The user is only granted the right to use Wooga’s Services personally. Wooga retains all proprietary and other rights in Wooga’s Services. The user is not entitled to extend its scope of usage, to assign its license, to grant sub-licenses and/or to alter, pass on or sell Wooga’s Services or otherwise make them accessible to third parties.

  5. User’s Obligations

    5.1. The user is under obligation when using Wooga’s Services to comply with Wooga’s Code of Conduct. Any instructions and notes (e.g. FAQ) issued by Wooga are to be heeded by the user as amended at the time. The user is to report to Wooga immediately if it gains knowledge of any breach of duty by another user or of any violation of Wooga’s Code of Conduct. If the user commits any breach of duty, Wooga may take appropriate measures (e.g. issue a warning, block or erase content, disable the user’s access, or give notice pursuant to Item 2 above).

    5.2. The user is liable without restriction for its own conduct and its own account. This applies in particular to any contributions posted and any content used by the user (e.g. photos); if in doubt, the user is bound to verify beforehand that they do not violate statutory regulations, or breach public policy or infringe third-party rights (e.g. copyright, data protection rights) anywhere in the world. Wooga is under no obligation to also check their accuracy or verify their legality. As a matter of principle, Wooga does not adopt as its own any information posted by users or third parties.

    5.3. On posting content with Wooga, the user assigns to Wooga in perpetuity all the required rights without any restrictions in terms of territory. Depending on the content, this may include Wooga’s authority to store, adapt or modify the content and make it perceptible to the public. The user shall only be entitled to demand subsequent erasure of the content it has posted on Wooga if there are important reasons for doing so.

    5.4. The user releases and discharges Wooga from all and any claims that are asserted on Wooga by third parties due to any breach of duty or infringement of rights that is committed by the user, unless the user is not responsible for such breach or infringement. Reasonable costs for defending and asserting rights must also be refunded.

  6. Payment

    6.1. Insofar as a fee is charged for the provision of Wooga’s Services, the payment in each case is indicated in the game and agreed by and between the contracting parties. The prices given include statutory turnover tax. In addition, Wooga is entitled to alter pricelists or future prices for Wooga’s Services at any time.

    6.2. For all Wooga’s Services for which a fee is charged, all the means of payment approved in each case are accepted. Wooga is entitled to change the means of payment at any time. On effecting payment, the user is under obligation to provide correct details. Wooga is entitled to verify the details provided by the user, or to have this done by third parties; Wooga’s Data Protection Policy specifies its use of personal data.

    6.3. The user must refund to Wooga all and any costs and expenditures that are incurred on Wooga for collecting payments (e.g. bank charges, service fees).

    6.4. Payment for the respective period of use is due and payable in advance.

  7. Limitation of Liability

    7.1. The following provisions on the limitation of Wooga’s liability apply to all compensation claims and instances of liability for whatsoever legal cause, except for any claims or rights on the part of the user:

    • that are based on mortal injury, physical harm or health damage;
    • that are based on fraudulent concealment by Wooga of any defect, or on the lack of any characteristic guaranteed by Wooga;
    • that are based on intent or gross negligence on the part of Wooga, its statutory representatives or vicarious agents; or
    • under product liability law.

    Each of the aforementioned exceptions shall be governed exclusively by statutory regulations.

    7.2. For Wooga’s Services that are free of charge, Wooga’s liability for simple negligence is excluded.

    7.3. For Wooga’s Services for which a fee is charged, Wooga shall only be liable for negligence where losses or damage are due to a breach of cardinal duty, i.e. a duty having to be performed in order to attain the contractual purpose, or performance of which the user is entitled to rely on. In cases of a breach of cardinal duty, Wooga’s liability shall be limited to compensation of the typical damage that Wooga could foresee at the time of contract closure. In terms of amount, liability shall be limited to any payment already made by the user. For Wooga’s Services for which a fee is charged, Wooga’s liability for negligence vis-à-vis users is excluded in all other respects.

    7.4. In connection with contractual usage under tenancy law and suchlike, Wooga’s liability irrespective of fault for errors already existing at the time of contract closure is expressly excluded.

  8. Final Provisions, Amendments, Governing Law

    8.1. Claims and partial claims vis-à-vis Wooga may not be assigned to third parties. Wooga remains entitled to assign its rights vis-à-vis the user, in particular for collection purposes.

    8.2. Wooga is entitled at any time to amend or supplement these General Terms of Use and any related provisions (e.g. Wooga’s Code of Conduct). Wooga shall publish any amendments to these General Terms of Use on its website (www.wooga.com) and may also use other means of notification (e.g. ingame, email, pop-up). If the user makes use of Wooga’s Services more than two weeks after any such publication or notification, then it shall be deemed to approve the amended terms; Wooga shall draw attention to this consequential effect of continued usage. If it so wishes, the user may otherwise give notice terminating the License Agreement (see Item 2.3 above).

    8.3. Legal relations between the contracting parties shall be governed by German law, excluding CISG.

    End of General Terms of Use

  9. Special Terms of Use for Mobile Devices