Terms & Conditions

Last modified: March 2015


  1. This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement”) governs your (“you” or “user”) access to or use of our website, available at PokerUpdate.com (the “Site”/“Service”).
  2. Our Service brings you poker related content, and allows you to share your opinions or commentary with other users in our community.
  3. By installing, accessing or otherwise using the Service you acknowledge and warrant that you hereby consent to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, as well as to the terms of the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy (available at: Pokerupdate.com/privacy, and the Promotions Terms of Use (available at: http://www.pokerupdate.com), which are incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this Agreement or of the Privacy Policy, you may not access or use the Service or any part thereof. If certain features of our Service are subject to additional terms, provisions or guidelines, they are incorporated herein by reference.

Privacy Policy

  1. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about our practices concerning how we collect, use and share your information.  Please read our Privacy Policy available at: http://www.pokerupdate.com/privacy-policy before accessing or using the Service.


  1. You may not use or access the Service if you are not of legal age to enter this Agreement, or if you are legally unable, under any applicable laws or regulations in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Service, to enter into his Agreement. By accessing or using the Service you represent that you have reached the age of legal age and that you are legally able to enter into this agreement.

User Content

  1. Our Service allows you to post commentary, share your opinions, discuss your views with other users in our community and upload content, including, without limitation, text, photos, images, advice, or other works or material (“User Content”).
  2. You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You hereby warrant that you own or hold all necessary rights and permissions to upload or transmit the User Content in connection with the Service, and that you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by this Agreement.
  3. We do not warrant, monitor, review, endorse, guarantee, make any representation of or responsible for any User Content which is found within, submitted, transmitted, displayed or downloaded via the Service; You hereby acknowledge that we do not monitor User Content and we will not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any User Content, or any part thereof, which is found within or submitted via the Service, and thereby you may be exposed to inaccurate or objectionable material. You hereby acknowledge that your use of the Service, in connection with any User Content uploaded or transferred by a third party, and any User Content submitted, posted or transferred by you in connection with the Service, or any of your interactions with any other person in connection with the Service, is at your sole risk, and we will not be liable for any loss or damage that may result from your use of the Service in connection with any User Content (whether submitted, downloaded, transmitted or displayed by you or any other third party).

Use of Service

  1. Please do not use the Service in a manner which (including posting, uploading, submitting or disseminating any User Content):
    • Impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents affiliation, connection or association with any person or entity, or use any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information;
    • Violates other users’ or third parties’ rights to privacy, publicity, proprietary and other rights;
    • Violates or promotes the violation of any local, state, national, or international law or regulation, including any intellectual property law;
    • Promotes or makes use of advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, spamming or any other commercial communications;
    • Disseminates material which a reasonable person could deem to be: stalking, offensive, inaccurate, incomplete, abusive, obscene, objectionable, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent or deceptive, indecent, pornographic, profane, threatening, advocating harassment or intimidation, distressing, vulgar, hateful, malicious, harmful for minors, racially or ethnically offensive, advocating racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or disparaging the religious, political, or legal agenda of any person or entity;
    • Remove, disable, circumvent, damage or otherwise interfere with any features of the Service, or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or any portion thereof, or interfere with or disrupt the performance of the Service or the ability of any other person to use the Service, or transmit any material that contains any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other destructive items or harmful codes, or degrade the performance of the servers in any way;
  2. You hereby grant us all worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, assignable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, license to host, transfer, publish, distribute, copy, publicly display or perform, modify, adapt, make derivative works based upon, commercially exploit or otherwise use in any manner and for any purpose the User Content, without any claim for reimbursement by you or a third party, and you hereby consent to waive or procure the waiver of all rights in the User Content. You hereby acknowledge that we do not guarantee, and are not under any obligation of, confidentiality with respect to any User Content, and agree that any User Content provided in connection with the Service is provided on a non-confidential basis.

Proprietary Rights

  1. We retain all rights, titles and ownerships in the Service or any part thereof, including without limitation, the design and layout of the Service, all contents of the Service, including any reports, images, graphics, videos, text and audio, copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks and logos, database, registered or not (“Service Materials”), except as expressly excluded in this Agreement or with our prior express permission.
  2. You may not use, sell, copy, modify, distribute, redistribute, license, publicly perform or display, publish, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Service Materials, without the our prior explicit written consent. You are granted a limited and revocable right to use the Service, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and for personal use only (unless with our prior and express permission), and under no circumstances are you acquired any right, interest or title to any part of the Service Materials.
  3. In the event that we offer downloads of software on our Service and you download such software, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. You may not distribute or otherwise exploit the Software or decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form.

Assign Rights & Waiver

  1. We may assign our rights according to this Agreement to any third party at our sole discretion. You may not assign or delegate your rights according to this Agreement, without our prior written consent.
  2. Failure to assert, at any time, any right, or require performance in regard to this Agreement by or on behalf of us shall not constitute concession, waiver or relinquishment of any sort, and shall not limit our rights with respect to any breach or any subsequent breaches. A waiver of any breach of any term of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other terms of this Agreement.

Third Party Websites

  1. Our Service contain links to websites, blogs and other platforms operated or administered by third parties that are out of our control (“Third Party Platforms”); your access to any such Third Party Platforms is at your sole risk. We do not warrant, monitor, review, screen, endorse, promote, guarantee, make any representation of or responsible for the content or material which is found within Third Party Platforms. We encourage you to review the applicable policies which govern your relationship with such Third Party Platforms prior to any access to or use thereof. We will be not responsible, in any manner whatsoever, for any content in Third Party Platforms or their practices, or for your use of or inability to use such Third Party Platforms. You explicitly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third Party Platforms.
  2. Third party Platforms may offer real money poker or online gambling. Without limiting the foregoing, you understand that laws regarding online poker or gambling vary throughout the world, and it is your sole obligation to ensure that you fully comply with any law, regulation or directive, applicable to your country of residence with regards to the use of real money poker or other online gambling services offered on Third Part Platforms. The ability to access Third Party Platforms through our Service does not necessarily mean that the services offered on Third Part Platforms are legally offered under the laws, regulations or directives applicable to your country of residence.
  3. This Site does not constitute, and may not be used for the purposes of, an offer or solicitation to anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized, or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Access to the Service, and the offering of online poker or online gambling services linked from the Service, may be restricted in certain jurisdictions, and, accordingly, users accessing the Service are required to inform themselves of, and to observe, such restrictions.


  1. We may feature offers, prizes, promotions and competitions (collectively, “Promotions”) that are advertised on or accessible through our Service. In order to participate in any of our Promotions you must agree to abide by our Promotions Terms of Use, and any other special terms, conditions or rules relevant to the specific Promotion you participated in, which are incorporated herein by reference; please review the relevant terms and conditions before participating in any Promotion. To participate in any of our Promotions you must be at least 21 (twenty one) years of age. Your participation in our Promotions is at your sole risk, and we shall not be liable for any damages, losses or expenses arising from your participation. Each Promotion will be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your participation in any Promotion, at our sole discretion and at any time. You may contact us at [email protected] for any complaint concerning our Promotions.


  1. You hereby expressly agree, that to the fullest extent not prohibited by the applicable law, that:
    • The Service is provided to you “AS IS”, and that your use of the Service or of any information provided or otherwise disseminated in connection with the Service is at your sole risk.
    • Albeit we take great measures to ensure that our Service is not misused and that any information displayed or available in our Service is accurate and current at all times, and correct errors or omissions as quickly as possible, we cannot guarantee that mistakes will not occur or that such information will be fault-free or current.
    • We make no warranty or representations of any kind, whether express or implied in connection with the Service and your use of the Service or any information provided or otherwise disseminated in connection with the Service (including User Content), and shall not be held liable or responsible with respect to the Service and its quality, fitness for any particular purpose and promises of specific results, any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service, lack of accuracy, errors or omissions in any information displayed in the Service, availability in any location, completeness, correctness, performance, continuity, merchantability, reliability, error-free, malware-free, network-related problems, non-infringement of third party rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property or privacy rights) and security of the Service, its content or any part thereof. You are solely responsible for your use of the Service and any damages to your devices, including without limitation loss or exposure of data, as well as for your compliance with any applicable laws or regulations. We reserve the right to modify, change or remove, at any time, any information displayed in our Service.
  2. We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee or responsible for any third party, including without limitation advertisers, other users of the Service and parties who offer services through the Service, and will not be liable to any damage or claim for any User Content or any content in Third Party Platforms or any part thereof, including without limitation, its accuracy, engagement with commercial activity, spam, or any attempts to defraud or manipulate other users with deceptive means or misrepresentation.
  3. Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., reporters or bloggers) are theirs alone, and do not reflect our opinions. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed.
  4. Your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any problems or dissatisfaction with the Service it to uninstall and cease your use of the Service.


  1. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us (and our affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents, and suppliers and partners) harmless from any and all claims, suits, actions, expenses, losses, damages, expenses, and any other liabilities, including without limitation attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related in any manner to your use or misuse of the Service, including without limitation your access to or use of the Service, any breach or alleged violation of the rights of any other person or entity by you, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right and any breach or alleged violation of this Agreement.

Limitation on liability

  1. You hereby expressly agree, that to the fullest extent not prohibited by the applicable law, that we shall not be liable, in any event, for:
    • Any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, under any theory of liability, including but not limited to contract, tort (including negligence), damages for loss of data, profits and goodwill, arising out of your use, misuse or inability to use the Service, any interaction or engagement with other users or third party in connection with the service (including any goods or services procured from such third party, and any information obtained by such third party), any statement or conduct of a third party in connection with the Service, or by any form of malware, whether or not we were or should have been aware or advised of the possibility of such damages;
    • Any information stored, processed or transmitted via the Service, including User Content;
    • The validity, correctness or accurateness of any content disseminated, provided or otherwise delivered in connection with your use of the Service.


  1. This Agreement, the Privacy Policy and any other policy which in incorporated herein by reference, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning use of the Service.
  2. If any part of this Agreement is deemed void, unlawful, or for any reason unenforceable or invalid, then that part shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions of the Agreement.

Governing Law & Disputes

  1. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the competent courts in the City of Limassol, Cyprus shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all matters relating hereto (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
  2. You hereby warrant that you will not participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this Agreement. You hereby agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person’s account in the Service, if we are a party to the proceeding.
  3. You hereby agree that any claim may have arising out of or related to your relationship with us or in connection with the Service must be filed within one (1) year after from the arising incident; otherwise, your claim shall be permanently barred.


  1. We reserve the right (but have no obligation to), at our sole discretion and without prior notice, to:
    1. Terminate your account or your access to the Service, for any reason, or where we determined that you have breached any of the terms of this Agreement or of the Privacy Policy.
    2. Monitor or review any content submitted by you in connection with the Service, reject any User Content or other material submitted or remove any content from the Service, or refuse your requests in connection with the Service.
    3. Modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our Service, or any part thereof.
  2. You may terminate your account at our Service at any time by uninstalling the Service and ceasing to use the Service.
  3. The following provisions shall survive termination: Limitation on use, Proprietary rights, Privacy Policy, Limitation on warranties, Indemnification, Limitation on liability, Termination, Governing law and arbitration agreement, Assign rights, severability and waiver.

Amendments to the Agreement

  1. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to periodically amend or revise the terms of this Agreement; material changes will be effective immediately upon the publication of the amended Agreement. Your continued use of the Service, following the amendment of the Agreement, constitutes your acknowledgement and consent of such amendments to the Agreement. The last revision will be reflected in the “Last modified” heading above.

Contact Us

  1. If you feel your rights have been violated in any manner, or if you wish to report of any abuse of our Service or violations of any of the terms of this Agreement, please contact us in the following address: [email protected].