Where possible, SEGA encourages its users to express their creativity and enhance the experience of certain games through the creation of modifications (including but not limited to new items, weapons, characters, models, textures, levels, story lines, music and game modes) for use with the Product (“Mod” or “Mods”). In order to protect SEGA, the Product, any third-party licensors that have licensed intellectual property to SEGA for use in the Product, and users that create Mods, the following terms apply (“Modding Terms”). Please review these rules carefully before you create, share, distribute, use or otherwise exploit any Mods.
Please note that SEGA prohibits the creation of Mods for certain games. This may be due to third party licensing issues which prevent SEGA from allowing its users to create Mods. In such instances, you shall not be entitled to create Mods for that Product and the Modding Terms shall not apply.
You can find out which Products allow for the creation of Mods by visiting the applicable Modding Page (as defined below). If you are unsure as to whether the creation of Mods is prohibited for your Product, please contact SEGA’s Customer Service Department (email@example.com). Please note that laws in your respective jurisdiction may require that you are of a certain age in order to enter into legally binding arrangements such as the Modding Terms. In the event that you are under the required age, you may not create any Mods, unless your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these terms. The licence we provide to you to create and use Mods with the Product may be revoked if you breach the Modding Terms.
You acknowledge that you shall have no ownership or other proprietary interest in the Product and/or any Mods which you create, except as expressly stated herein. Any Mods that you create shall belong to you only insofar as the Mod contains your original creative work. You acknowledge and agree that all right, title and interest in any elements of the Mod which represent, comprise, derive or are based upon any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Product (including but not limited to any computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogs, catch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, images, animation, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects or text), including without limitation copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual properties therein and/or related thereto, whether or not registered or registrable, are owned by, or for the benefit of SEGA and its licensors.
You shall not be entitled to any compensation for the creation of Mods except as part of a separate express agreement between you and SEGA. You also agree that SEGA may use the Mod in any manner it deems appropriate.
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of the SEGA EULA and the Modding Terms, SEGA hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, fully revocable right and licence to install, access and use the in-game modding tools, any graphical assets and/or other related tools provided by SEGA (“Modding Tools”) solely and exclusively to create Mods for use with the Product and to publish those Mods on the applicable SEGA approved third party Modding webpage for the Product (“Modding Libraries”). Please note that certain Modding Libraries may be owned and operated by third parties such as Valve (https://store.steampowered.com/), EPIC (https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/) and mod.io https://mod.io/ (collectively, the “Third Party Platforms”) and may be subject to additional terms and conditions published by those Third Party Platforms. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Modding Tools is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any obligations, damages or losses which arise from your registration, access and use of the Modding Tools.
You agree to use the Modding Tools to create Mods in a manner that is consistent with this Agreement, and with any additional terms and conditions published by the Third Party Platforms, including an agreement that you shall not sell, rent, lease, licence, distribute or otherwise transfer or exploit the Modding Tools and/or Mods or any copies thereof, for commercial gain or otherwise, except as permitted by this Agreement and/or the Third Party Platforms. A breach of the provisions of this licence shall constitute a material breach which has the effect of terminating the SEGA EULA (including the Modding Terms) and which may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
In consideration of the above grant of rights, you hereby grant SEGA, its affiliates, its licensors and any Third Party Platforms all the necessary consents, clearances and an irrevocable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual licence and right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, display, distribute or otherwise exploit any Mod which is uploaded to the Modding Libraries in any way SEGA and/or any Third Party Platforms see fit for use with the Product. You waive and agree never to assert against SEGA or its affiliates, licensors, or the Third Party Platforms any moral rights or similar rights, however designated, that you may have in or to any Mods.
3. CONTENT RESTRICTIONS
Any element which you include in your Mod (except for the Modding Tools) must be your own original work created by you or you must have obtained the necessary permissions to use such materials. You are responsible for the content of any Mods which you create and publish on the Modding Libraries and shall warrant and represent to SEGA and any Third Party Platform that your Mods do not contain:
- any materials which are discriminatory, racist, obscene, libelous, offensive, illegal, defamatory, inappropriate, invasive, or likely to adversely affect the reputation or goodwill of SEGA and/or its licensors;
- any resemblance to any recognisable third party brand, character or personality, including but not limited to any trademark, logos or third party assets except for those assets provided to you by SEGA within the Modding Tools as necessary for the creation of the Mod for use with the Product;
- any assets from other games published by SEGA and its affiliates or any other third party without permission, where such use constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights;
- any materials which do not comply with any additional instructions provided to you by SEGA and/or the Third Party Platforms as published on the Modding Libraries or within the Modding Tools, which may be updated by SEGA and/or the Third Party Platforms from time to time;
- any malicious code, including viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted data, or other content that contains malicious code or in any way damages or interfere with the operation of the Product.
SEGA does not pre-vet or monitor any Mods which are uploaded to the Modding Libraries and does not monitor, endorse or approve any Mods. You are solely responsible for your Mod and may be held liable for any Mod which you create and upload to the Modding Libraries. SEGA and the Third Party Platforms reserve the right, in their sole and final discretion, to remove, disable, block, edit or move any Mods from the Modding Libraries for any reason in its sole discretion including if SEGA determines the Mods violates this Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SEGA does not assume any responsibility or liability for the Mods or for removal of Mods, or any failure or delay in removing such Mods.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SEGA and its parent companies, affiliates, licensors, licensees, contractors, officers, directors, employees, agents and the Third Party Platforms harmless from any damages, losses, cost and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising directly or indirectly from any acts and omissions associated with the use of any Mod which you create and publish, including but not limited to any allegation that the Mod violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party, or any other violation of these terms.
5. OUR LIABILITY
WE PROVIDE THE PRODUCT, THE MODDING TOOLS AND ANY MODS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH SEGA IS TO STOP USING THE PRODUCT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE MODDING TOOLS AND/OR ANY MODS). IN NO EVENT SHALL SEGA AND ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE PRODUCT, THE MODDING TOOLS AND ANY MODS. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, FRAUD AND/OR CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE LIABILITY OF SEGA AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SEGA and the Third Party Platforms reserve the right to suspend access to, or terminate the licence for, any Mods, Modding Tools and the Modding Libraries at any time for any reason. If you commit any breach of clauses 2 and 3 of the Modding Terms, your licence to use the Product, the Modding Tools and/or any Mods shall automatically terminate, without notice. Your grant of the licence to SEGA to use any Mods which you create and publish to the Modding Libraries shall survive termination.
Because SEGA would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, you agree that SEGA shall be entitled to take such action as may be required, including seeking an injunction and other equitable remedies, in addition to any other remedies available to it under the applicable law.
This Agreement represents the complete agreement between you and SEGA concerning Mods and the Modding Tools and supersedes all prior agreements and representations, warranties or understandings between you and SEGA (whether negligently or innocently made but excluding those made fraudulently), regarding the same subject matter. SEGA reserves the right to amend or modify these terms at any time, in any manner, without any liability to SEGA and at SEGA’s sole discretion. Any amendment or modification to these terms shall be made available at http://www.sega.co.uk/EULA.