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Terms of Service

The Astro Ledger application runs on the Ethereum network and utilizes smart contracts paired with individual blockchain-tracked, non-fungible tokens (hereafter known as “NFTs”) conforming to the ERC-721 standard to allow users to buy, sell, and name unique, one-of-a-kind NFTs representing astronomical objects including but not limited to stars, galaxies, and nebulae.

Throughout these Terms of Service, astroledger.org will be known as the “Site” and this along with the Astro Ledger application running on the Site will be known as the “Game.”

By choosing to use the Game, users can purchase and name astronomical object NFTs. Astro Ledger Institute is making the Game available to you. Prior to using the Game, you must agree to these Terms of Service.

Read the following Terms of Service carefully and thoroughly prior to using the Game, purchasing NFTs, or using the Site. Unless we have a separate, written agreement with you that differs from the below Terms of Service, the following Terms of Service absolutely and unequivocally govern your use of the Site, purchase, sales, ownership, and renaming of NFTs. We will only allow you to use this Site, own NFTs, and/or purchase NFTs if you accept all of these Terms of Service.

By using this Game, this Site, and/or these NFTs, you confirm that you understand these Terms and accept these Terms. In the event that you are using this Site, this Game, or these NFTs on behalf of another company or legal entity, you indicate that you have the legal authority to accept these Terms on the other party’s behalf, and that any mention of “you” in this contract means the other party that you represent. If you do not have the authority to represent another party, then you do not have permission to use this Game, this Site, or these NFTs.

1. WE DO NOT ACCEPT DEPOSITS

AstroLedger.org is a UI interface which allows you to interact directly with a blockchain NFT on the ethereum network using the “Metamask” browser extension. The Site and its creators do not accept or hold any payments from players. Any Ether transfers done over the website are transferred directly to the blockchain contract addresses: 0xbed1804038651c47c3fda985fc1444db53e9a408 and 0x3428def93b01fcbd435b11f01e7cc6d69aa2da25. Any Ether or fiat currency deposited into your Metamask extension is fully owned and controlled by the player. The Game does not have access to the funds deposited in your metamask browser extension. Transfers of Ether are passed directly from your Metamask account to a smart contract on the Ethereum network. By participating in the game you agree that the Game and its creators are not liable for any damages or loss of funds.

2. PLAY RESPONSIBLY

This game allows you to buy and collect digital assets. There is no guarantee that other players or anyone else will buy these assets from you. While some players speculate about their ability to resell their digital assets for a higher value in the future, there is no guarantee that another person will decide to buy your digital asset. If you choose to transfer ETH in exchange for the NFT in the Game, you must accept and understand the risk of potentially not being able to sell your NFT in the future. The Game is designed for collectors who choose to pay for the ownership of a digital product referred to as a NFT. If you choose to speculate over the future value and liquidity of your asset, you must do so at your own risk and not hold the creators of the Game or the NFT liable for any loss or damages. Play responsibly and do not spend more than you feel the digital asset is worth.

3. TRADING NFTs

We have created unique, one-of-a-kind “NFTs” which are represented by ERC721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. These NFTs are mapped to real objects including but not limited to stars, galaxies, and nebulae. New NFTs will be released as we deem fit. NFTs may only be purchased with Ether. Any party may purchase any NFT that is on auction by being the high bidder at the time the auction ends, or by using the “buy now” function on an auction that has ended without any bids. If you are the owner of an NFT, you may choose to put it up for auction or on “buy now.” Any other party may purchase an NFT that you have put on auction or on “buy now.” These transactions are hard-coded into the blockchain and irrevocable: they cannot be undone by anyone, including the Game’s creators. Once any player bids on an auction, the auction cannot be canceled by anyone, including the original owner and Game’s creators.

4. NAMING NFTs

Only the owner of an NFT may change the name of the NFT. This is hard-coded into the smart contract itself and nobody besides the owner can change the name of an NFT, not even the Game’s creators. Once the original NFT owner chooses to put the NFT up for auction, nobody (including the original owner) can change the name of the NFT, until the auction ends. If an owner chooses to rename an astronomical object NFT, all favorites and other badges or gildings associated with that NFT will be permanently lost and reset. Changing the name back does not restore these settings.

4. THE GAME

This Game requires that you utilize a compatible web browser that currently has a MetaMask browser extension installed. MetaMask is an electronic wallet created by a third party that allows you to purchase, store, and engage in transactions using Ethereum cryptocurrency. Any and all transactions that take place in the Game occur via the Ethereum blockchain. You understand that by using the Game, your Ethereum public address will be made visible to other users of the Game as well as third parties each and every time you engage in a transaction on the Game. We do not own and we do not control any of the following third-party products that may be used for the function of this Game: MetaMask, Coinbase, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Brave, or the Ethereum network. We do not own and we do not control any other third-party site, product or service that you may choose to access, visit, or use for the purpose of interacting with or using the Game. We will not be held liable, and are not liable, for the acts or omissions by any such third party, nor are we liable, or will we be held liable, for any damage that you may suffer as a result of interacting with or using any of the mentioned or unmentioned third parties. You are solely responsible for the safety and security of your MetaMask wallet and/or any other electronic wallet you utilize to interact with the Game.

5. FEES AND PAYMENTS

If you choose to purchase any NFT on the Game, any and all transactions will be conducted through the Ethereum network directly to a smart contract on the blockchain, which is not controlled by the Game’s creators. We will not have any insight into or control over these payments or transactions, nor will we be able to reverse any transaction that occurs. We will have no liability to you or any other third party for any claims or damages that may occur due to any transaction that takes place on the Game and/or in regards to any of the NFTs that we have created. The Ethereum network requires that you pay a transaction fee, commonly known as “Gas,” for every transaction that occurs on the Ethereum network. Gas is intended to fund the hardware and software that runs the Ethereum network, as well as to prevent misuse and spam. If you choose to interact with the Game via our Site or without using the Game or our Site as a portal, you will still need to pay fee for every transaction you make on the Ethereum network. The smart contract keeps a 5% commission fee on every transaction conducted through it, in addition to the Gas charged by the Ethereum network. The creators of this Site and Game do not have access or control over these fees, as it is handled directly on the distributed blockchain network. We do not accept payments directly on our website.

6. OWNERSHIP

By using this Game, you acknowledge and agree that we and/or our licenses own all legal rights, titles, and interests in and to any and all elements of the Game, including any and all intellectual property. This includes, but is not limited to: graphics, designs, information, systems, computer code, software, services, organization, content, compilation of content, data, design, and any and all other elements of the Game. We retain complete and full ownership of all of these elements, as well as any other element related to the Game not listed in these Terms of Service. Each and every one of these elements is owned by Astro Ledger Institute, and protected by copyright, trade, dress, patent, trademark laws, international conventions, and every other applicable property and proprietary rights laws. Your use of the Game, the Site, or of any and all NFTs does not grant you ownership of or any rights to the content, code, data, and other materials you may use and see on the Site. Although you own the NFT itself, you do not own the objects associated with the NFT, the contract design, nor any other elements. All NFTs are licensed under the Nifty License referenced below. Any comments, bug reports, ideas, or any other type of feedback regarding the Game provided by you is welcomed by Astro Ledger Institute. However, once you willingly submit such comments, bug reports, ideas, or feedback, you agree that we are free to utilize that information and those ideas in any way we see fit without any compensation to you. We are free to disclose that information and those ideas to any third party we deem necessary. But submitting any comments, bug reports, ideas, or any other type of feedback, you grant use perpetual, irrevocable license to that content and/or ideas, and we immediately retain complete rights to that information, content, and/or ideas. By using this Game and this Site, you agree that you are completely and unequivocally responsible for your conduct during use of this Game and this Site, as well as any repercussions or consequences that occur because of said conduct. By using this Game and this Site, you agree that you will abide by the above and below Terms of Service, any and all applicable laws and regulations, and that you will only use the Game and the Site for legal and proper purposes. In addition to this, you are not allowed to, and may not permit any third party to: upload or distribute any unlawful, defamatory, abusive, fraudulent, obscene, or otherwise objectionable content; distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a damaging or dishonest nature; impersonate another person in any way, shape, or form; upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Game any content that infringes on the intellectual proprietary rights of any party, including Astro Ledger Institute, any third party associated with us, and any user of the Game or the Site; use the Game to violate the legal rights of others or to engage in, promote, or encourage any type of illegal activity; use the Game for any unauthorized commercial purpose, or modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Game for any personal or commercial purposes; reformat or frame any portion of the Game, including remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Game; display any content on the Game that contains any hate-related or violent content; use any robot, spider, or other device or program to compile or index any portion of the Game or the content posted on the Game, or to collect information about its users for any purpose; create user accounts by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; access or use the Game for the purpose of creating a product or service that is competitive with any of our products or services.

7. TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS

The only way to terminate the Terms contained herein is by discontinuing any and all use or access to the Game. By using this Game, you agree that we have the right to terminate these terms and remove your chosen NFT name from our Site for any reason we deem necessary. You also agree that we are not required to provide you with any advanced notice of any NFT name removals from display on the Site, and that we are not liable to you or any other third party for any damages or consequences caused by this. In the event that we decide to remove inappropriate NFT names from our Site, or restrict your access to the Game, due to suspected fraud, abuse, or illegal activity on your part, then we may also take any and all actions allowed by law.

8. Disclaimer and Warranties

By using this Game, you understand and agree that your access to and use of this Game is at your own risk. You acknowledge and accept that this Game is provided on an As-Is and As-Available basis, and that we make no express or implied warranty regarding this Game or access to this Game. We, and any party associated with us, make no warranty and disclaim any and all implied warranties regarding the Game, including the Site and NFTs. This includes any implied warranty regarding product value, fitness for a specific purpose, non-infringement, correctness, and/or reliability. Neither us nor any of our subsidiaries or affiliates guarantee or warrant that your access or use of the Game will meet your requirements and/or expectations; your access to the Game or Site will be uninterrupted, free from error, or secure; or, that any data represented in the content, services, or features are accurate and/or free of viruses or other harmful content or components.

9. Limitation of Liability

By using this Game and this Site, you understand and agree that neither we nor any of our subsidiaries or affiliates are liable to you or any other third party for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages that you may incur, no matter how those damages occurred. We and our subsidiaries and affiliates are also not responsible for any financial loss, loss of goodwill, loss of business reputation, loss of personal reputation, cost of purchasing any substitute goods or services, or any and all other potential intangible losses, even if we had previous knowledge that there was a risk of damages and/or losses. By using this Game and this Site, you agree that our total liability to you for any and all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms or your access to or use of this Game or this Site is limited to the sum of $0. By using this Game and this Site, you understand and agree that we have made this Game available to you and entered into these Terms with you as a way to provide the Game to you. These limitations of liability outlined in these Terms reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between us and you.

10. Indemnification

By using this Game and this Site, you agree to hold Astro Ledger Institute harmless and to indemnify us and any of our subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as any of our officers, agents, employees, advertisers, suppliers, or licensors, from and against any claim, liability, loss, actual damage, and consequential damage of any kind or nature, including suits, judgements, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees that occur or arise due to your breach of these Terms and/or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

11. External Sites

In some cases, this Game and this Site may contain hyperlinks to other websites and/or resources as a convenience to you and our other users. We have no control over the safety of or content found on these sites. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of any links to external sites, and that we do not endorse the advertisements on the sites, the products or services made available on those sites, or any other materials found on those sites. You acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or damage that may be incurred by you or any third party as the result of the availability or lack of availability of these sites, including any reliance placed by you upon the need for those sites and/or for those sites’ completeness and/or accuracy.

12. Changes to these Terms of Service

As we deem necessary, we may make changes to these Terms. When we make these changes, the updated Terms will be available on the Game and on the Site and feature a “Last Updated” date. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for any changes. Your continued access to the Game and the Site will constitute your binding acceptance of the updates. Any and all changes made are applicable on the date that they are made.

13. Changes to the Game

We are always working toward improving and expanding the Game in order to provide you and our other users with the best, most robust experience. By using the Game and the Site, you understand and agree that any part of this Game or this Site may change at any time without any prior notice to you. We can and will add new features and alter aspects of the Game or the Site at any time without notice.

14. Children

By using this Game and this Site, you affirm that you are over the age of 18. This Game and this Site are not intended for use by any child under the age of 18.

15.General

These Terms in their entirety constitute the legal agreement between you and Astro Ledger Institute, and govern your access to and use of the Game and the Site. They replace any prior agreements between the parties related to your access to or use of the Game or the Site, whether oral or written. There are no third-party beneficiaries to these terms; any third party is an independent contractor, and these Terms do not form any agency, partnership, or joint venture. You understand and agree that the language in these terms should and will be interpreted as to its fair meaning, and not strictly for or against any party. You may not assign any of your rights or obligations under these Terms without prior written consent from us. However, we may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms to an affiliate or in connection with an acquisition, sale, or merger at our sole discretion. In the event that any part of these Terms be deemed invalid or unenforceable by proper legal authorities, that portion will be struck while the remaining portions remain in full force and effect. Any potential failure on our part to enforce these Terms is not and will not be deemed a waiver of these Terms, in part or in whole. Any legal action or proceeding arising under these Terms will be handled by the courts in Delaware, and the parties irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue there. Finally, we are not liable and will not be held liable for any failure or delay in performance of our obligation under these Terms that result from any condition beyond our control. This includes government action, acts of terrorism, earthquakes, floods, fire, power failures, internet disturbances, supernovas, or acts of omission by any third party. You agree that we may provide you with a notice of any changes to these Terms by posting on the Game or the Site.

Last updated July 22, 2018.

Nifty License

Version 1.0

Last Revised: June 25, 2018

1. Definitions.

“Art” means any art, design, and drawings that may be associated with a NFT that you Own. "NFT" means any blockchain-tracked, non-fungible token, such as those conforming to the ERC-721 standard “Own” means, with respect to a NFT, a NFT that you have purchased or otherwise rightfully acquired from a legitimate source, where proof of such purchase is recorded on the relevant blockchain. “Purchased NFT” means a NFT that you Own. “Third Party IP” means any third party patent rights (including, without limitation, patent applications and disclosures), copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, know-how or any other intellectual property rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction in the world.

2. Ownership.

You acknowledge and agree that Astro Ledger Institute (or, as applicable, its licensors) owns all legal right, title and interest in and to the Art, and all intellectual property rights therein. The rights that you have in and to the Art are limited to those described in this License. Astro Ledger Institute reserves all rights in and to the Art not expressly granted to you in this License.

3. License.

Subject to your continued compliance with the terms of this License, Astro Ledger Institute grants you a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use, copy, and display the Art for your Purchased NFTs, solely for the following purposes: (i) for your own personal, non-commercial use; (ii) as part of a marketplace that permits the purchase and sale of your NFTs, provided that the marketplace cryptographically verifies each NFT owner’s rights to display the Art for their Purchased NFTs to ensure that only the actual owner can display the Art; or (iii) as part of a third party website or application that permits the inclusion, involvement, or participation of your NFTs, provided that the website/application cryptographically verifies each NFT owner’s rights to display the Art for their Purchased NFTs to ensure that only the actual owner can display the Art, and provided that the Art is no longer visible once the owner of the Purchased NFT leaves the website/application.

4. Restrictions.

You agree that you may not, nor permit any third party to do or attempt to do any of the foregoing without Astro Ledger Institute’s express prior written consent in each case: (i) modify the Art for your Purchased NFT in any way, including, without limitation, the shapes, designs, drawings, attributes, or color schemes; (ii) use the Art for your Purchased NFTs to advertise, market, or sell any third party product or service; (iii) use the Art for your Purchased NFTs in connection with images, videos, or other forms of media that depict hatred, intolerance, violence, cruelty, or anything else that could reasonably be found to constitute hate speech or otherwise infringe upon the rights of others; (iv) use the Art for your Purchased NFTs in movies, videos, or any other forms of media, except to the limited extent that such use is solely for your own personal, non-commercial use; (v) sell, distribute for commercial gain (including, without limitation, giving away in the hopes of eventual commercial gain), or otherwise commercialize merchandise that includes, contains, or consists of the Art for your Purchased NFTs; (vi) attempt to trademark, copyright, or otherwise acquire additional intellectual property rights in or to the Art for your Purchased NFTs; or (vii) otherwise utilize the Art for your Purchased NFTs for your or any third party’s commercial benefit. To the extent that Art associated with your Purchased NFTs contain Third Party IP (e.g., licensed intellectual property from a celebrity, athlete, or other public figure), you understand and agree as follows: (x) that you will not have the right to use such Third Party IP in any way except as incorporated in the Art, and subject to the license and restrictions contained herein; (y) that, depending on the nature of the license granted from the owner of the Third Party IP, Astro Ledger Institute may need to pass through additional restrictions on your ability to use the Art; and (z) to the extent that Astro Ledger Institute informs you of such additional restrictions in writing (email is permissible), you will be responsible for complying with all such restrictions from the date that you receive the notice, and that failure to do so will be deemed a breach of this license.

5. Terms of License.

The license granted in Section 3 above applies only to the extent that you continue to own the applicable Purchased NFT. If at any time you sell, trade, donate, give away, transfer, or otherwise dispose of your Purchased NFT for any reason, the license granted in Section 3 will immediately expire with respect to those NFTs without the requirement of notice, and you will have no further rights in or to the Art for those NFTs.

Privacy policy

Effective date: July 23, 2018

Astro Ledger Institute ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.astroledger.org website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms of Service, accessible from www.astroledger.org/legal#terms.

Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, Cookies and Usage Data, Usage Data.
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Astro Ledger Institute uses the collected data for various purposes: Tzo provide and maintain the Service, to notify you about changes to our Service, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so, to provide customer care and support, to provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service, to monitor the usage of the Service, to detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. Astro Ledger Institute will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements
Astro Ledger Institute may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: To comply with a legal obligation, to protect and defend the rights or property of Astro Ledger Institute, to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service, to protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public, to protect against legal liability.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: policies.google.com/privacy.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: info@astroledger.org