Terms and Conditions

1. Legal Scope
The services of the Internet Platform www.pokerstrategy.com (hereinafter "Platform") are provided by PokerStrategy.com Ltd, 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar (hereinafter "PokerStrategy.com") exclusively under consideration of the following Terms and Conditions. These apply to every User who uses the contents, offers and services the Platform provides (hereinafter "the User"). By registering on the Platform, the User formally accepts these general Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy and all other terms which may be modified from time to time.


2. Use of the services
2.1 To register on the Platform, the User has to be at least 18 years old in the jurisdiction of the User. PokerStrategy.com reserves the right to request proper and satisfactory documents to verify the age and/or identity of the User. PokerStrategy.com has the right to block the account of the User until the User has provided satisfactory proof of age.

2.2 It is the User's responsibility to ensure that the laws of the country of the Users residency or location permit the User to register on the Platform.

2.3 By registering on the Platform, the User warrants and represents that he is not a resident of or located in Turkey.

2.4 With the User's successful and valid registration on the Platform, the User is authorized to use all offers and services of the Platform free of charge. For the avoidance of doubt, this right does not constitute a binding obligation for PokerStrategy.com to provide specific contents and/or services to every User under any circumstances and to any extent.

2.5 In addition to the complimentary use of the services, the User has the opportunity to register at various Poker Sites which are not operated by PokerStrategy.com by using the Platform. PokerStrategy.com will not be liable for the content and/or services provided by such Poker Sites linked to by PokerStrategy.com. If the User is referred by PokerStrategy.com, these Poker Sites can provide the User with a starting capital. The referral can be subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions, for example to pass a quiz etc.

2.6 The transfer of answers of the quiz to third parties is not allowed, as well as publishing the answers in any way, e.g. in forums, blogs, via instant messaging services and can result in the exclusion of the User according to clause 4.

2.7 In order to avoid any disadvantage for other Users, a registered User of PokerStrategy.com is not allowed to create more than one account neither on PokerStrategy.com nor on each of the linked Poker Sites. Likewise, the User is entitled to receive the starting capital only once. Multiple registrations at PokerStrategy.com or at one of these Poker Sites linked to by PokerStrategy.com will therefore result in the withholding/reversal of the starting capital as well as the exclusion of the User according to clause 4. Furthermore, the User is only allowed to enter his own poker account of the respective poker site.

2.8 Under certain conditions and according to the specific terms and conditions of the respective poker site, the starting capital can be withdrawn by the poker site from the account of the User held at the poker site (e.g. if the User does not start to use the starting capital after three months of receiving it). If the current balance of the User account is less than US $50, only the current balance will be withdrawn.

2.9 In the context of promotions on the Platform, we may provide rewards to the User. If the User does not log on the Platform for six (6) months, such rewards will expire.

3.0 Regarding payments (e.g. cashing out the starting capital, any winnings, rake back etc.) the terms and conditions of the respective poker site apply. Payments are made solely by the Poker Sites themselves. The User has no claims against PokerStrategy.com regarding payments.


3. Data Protection
You can find our privacy policy here.


4. Exclusion of Users/withholding of starting capital
PokerStrategy.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, either to exclude Users from the Platform by removing/deleting the account of the User and by blocking a new registration or to withhold or deny the starting capital of the User, depending on the severity and/or the frequency of the case. This also applies to third parties acting on behalf of the respective User.

Examples of events where a User will be excluded or the starting capital will be withhold or denied (this enumeration is not exhaustive):
•    When a User enters incorrect and/or invalid information or details during registration
•    When a User or a third party on behalf of the User makes an attempt to register more than one account at PokerStrategy.com or any related poker site
•    When a User shares the answers of the quiz with third parties
•    When a User provides any form of rakeback offer
•    When a User tries in any other way to lure away other Users from the Platform
•    When a User acts in breach of the general terms and conditions
•    When the User has acted in another illegal manner with regard to the relationship between the User and PokerStrategy.com.

Regardless of the fact, that PokerStrategy.com will not deal arbitrarily regarding the exclusion of Users or withholding/denying the starting capital, PokerStrategy.com will always decide in its sole discretion and without being obliged to provide any evidence or to state any reason why a User will be excluded or why the starting capital will be withhold/denied. This is necessary to protect our fraud protection system from being compromised.

In the same way as the User receives notification of successful registration via email, a User will be notified about the exclusion or withholding of the starting capital.


5. Individual User Name and Password
During the registration, the User has to choose an individual User name and password. Access to all services and all parts of the forum at PokerStrategy.com is only possible with this password. The User may not reveal this password to any third party and must keep it safe in order to prevent misuse.
With regard to the User name, the User is not allowed to choose an inappropriate User name (for example by using names of competitors or names giving the impression that they will be used to lure customers away and/or provide any form of rake back offers to our customers). In the event that PokerStrategy.com becomes aware of any inappropriate User name, PokerStrategy.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, either to close the User account or to demand the User to choose a different User name.


6. Assignment of the Right of Use / User Liability

6.1 Should a User publish any kind of content that is copyrighted or under legal protection in any other way (text and/or images) on the Platform - e.g. by publishing the content in the forum, news, comments or the community etc. - the User authorizes PokerStrategy.com to store and publish this content on the Platform free of charge as often as desired by PokerStrategy.com, at any time or place, making it publicly accessible and held ready for retrieval by a third party. This content (text, images, etc.) will be published only on the Platform it was sent to or it was uploaded onto. PokerStrategy.com will use the content for advertising purposes only after consultation with the respective author and after receiving the author's authorization.

6.2 Furthermore, through the contributions, the User assures that he/she possesses the legal rights of the content posted, and has not transferred and /or disposed them in any other way. PokerStrategy.com is not obligated to verify the validity, completeness and legality of User contributions, particularly in the community area.

6.3.1 In addition to this, the User assures that the content of any uploaded, saved or linked contribution/material that is provided, presented or published and made publicly available by him/her, does not contain:

- any advertisements for other companies (especially other competitors of the Platform), any advertisements giving a negative image/impression of the Platform or comparative advertisements
- any so called "rakeback offers"
- viruses, fraudulent content, trojans or unsolicited mass mailings (so called "spam") in any way

6.3.2 Likewise, the User assures that the content does not violate:

- any personal rights and the rights of third parties
- any legal and official provisions and/or prohibitions
- Internet manners and code of conduct (netiquette, chatiquette)
- public morals. Therefore, the contributions of the User must not contain any content perceived as obscene, insulting, defaming, defamatory, pornographic, not fit for minors, racist, xenophobic, or condemnable in any other way.

6.3.3 Should the content of any contribution of the User contain any links to other websites, the content of these websites has to be in accordance with clauses 6.3.1 and 6.3.2 as well.

6.3.4 Clauses 6.3.1, 6.3.2 and 6.3.3 shall also apply for the content of messages send to other Users of the Platform within the community by using the "community tool".

6.3.5 The User accepts that while PokerStrategy.com may adjust the format of any posts the User makes in order to optimise viewing,  the User continues to be liable for, and indemnify PokerStrategy.com against, any breach of intellectual property rights that subsist in the material posted.

6.4 The User further assures not to contact Users of the Platform in any form, e.g. by email, internet messaging services or in any other way with the aim to lure Users away from the Platform. Therefore, the User assures not to provide any form of "rakeback" or any other incentives to other Users. Furthermore, the User assures to refrain from contacting other Users of the Platform with the intention to make them stop using the services of the Platform or of the Poker Sites linked to from PokerStrategy.com. Actions/behaviour in contradiction to this clause can result in an exclusion of the User from the services of the Platform.

6.5.1 The User is liable for all damages sustained by PokerStrategy.com and caused by the User as a result of a violation of the above listed conditions.

6.5.2 The User undertakes to inform PokerStrategy.com forthwith of any claim or action brought against the User for any acts on PokerStrategy.com.

6.5.3 The User accepts that a lack of knowledge concerning whether intellectual property subsists in the material the User posts is not a defence against liability.

6.5.4 If anyone brings a claim against PokerStrategy.com related to the User’s actions, content or information posted on PokerStrategy.com, the User will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

6.6 PokerStrategy.com is unable to control all of the content posted by the Users, especially in the forums or in the community in respect of legality of such content. When PokerStrategy.com is aware of any content being in breach of these terms and conditions, we will remove such content immediately. If a User notices any kind of abusive behaviour of another User or notices that the content of any contribution to the Platform of another User is in contradiction of the terms and conditions of the Platform and/or violates any other laws, the User shall contact us by sending an email to support@PokerStrategy.com. If the specific contribution of the User is deemed abusive by us, the contribution will be removed immediately.


7. Deletion of Contributions
PokerStrategy.com and their administrators are authorized to delete any kind of content of a contribution provided by the Users, e.g. articles, posts or parts thereof. Content will particularly be deleted, if a violation of the conditions stated in clauses 6.2, 6.3 or 6.4 occurs. Furthermore, PokerStrategy.com reserves the right to delete content which affects the respectful interaction between the Users on the Platform in a negative way and which is not in accordance with good internet manners and the code of conduct. In particularly serious cases, PokerStrategy.com reserves the right to exclude the User according to clause 4.


8. Liability of PokerStrategy.com
The liability of PokerStrategy.com for damages caused by the use of the Platform's services and offers, e.g. by downloading, installing and using software and data files, is limited to intent or gross negligence. It is the responsibility of the User to independently check data for viruses and suchlike.


9. Disclaimer
If the Platform refers to another website, e.g. by placing a link to the respective website, only the respective operator/author of that website is responsible for the content on that website. In no way, PokerStrategy.com is responsible for or has any influence on the content of the respective website the Platform is linking to. PokerStrategy.com explicitly dissociates itself from any illegal, personally harmful, immoral, ethically objectionable, or in other way inadmissible content and cannot be held accountable for such content. If a User notices any kind of such unsuitable content on a website the Platform is linking to, the User shall inform PokerStrategy.com immediately. If the content of the respective website is then deemed unsuitable by us, the link to that website will be removed immediately.

In case of any legal concerns regarding PokerStrategy.com or specific contents on www.pokerstrategy.com, please send an informal email to support@pokerstrategy.com. By sending such email, any claims for compensation of the person issuing the warning become null and void.


10. Copyright
Articles, texts and images as well as their arrangement are copyrighted. Users are allowed to make use of the contents of the Platform only for their own personal use; With regard to all videos on the Platform, Users are not allowed to download them. Without written permission from PokerStrategy.com, the User is not allowed to circulate, present, make publicly accessible, publish or link to this content.


11. Tell-a-Friend Program
By participating in the Tell-a-Friend Program (TaF), the User also accepts the Terms and Conditions of the Tell a Friend Program.


12.  Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions (including any variation or modification thereto) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Gibraltar. You irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Gibraltar for settlement of any disputes or matters arising out of or concerning these terms and conditions, the privacy policy or their enforceability.


13. Final Provisions
If any part of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms and conditions.

A registered User automatically takes part in the newsletter system. The User is able to unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by selecting the respective option in the User's profile settings. The intervals of the newsletters may vary.

At any time, PokerStrategy.com has the right to transfer all or parts of their services to a third party system. If such situation occurs, the User will be informed via the Platform.

March 2013