VIP Club Live Terms of Entry:
These terms of entry (“Terms of Entry”) apply to PokerStars VIP Club Live events and any subsequent similar events held thereafter ("Event(s)" ). Each Event will be organized by PokerStars.
Your participation in VIP Club Live Events shall be deemed to constitute your full acceptance of these Terms of Entry. You will be asked to sign a waiver accepting these Terms of Entry upon entering an Event.
1. Event Registration
Upon your registration to attend an Event, an attendee ("You" or “you”) shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms of Entry as set out herein ("Agreement").
Each Event is exclusive to PokerStars’ VIP status players and to attend you will have to purchase a ticket from the VIP Store in the Software using your frequent player points (FPPs). Tickets can be found under the category ‘VIP Club Live’ by clicking the VIP Store button in the Cashier.
Based on your VIP status, the number of FPPs you will have to pay for entry to the Event may differ. Please see below for details:
VIP Status FPP Cost BronzeStar 10,000 ChromeStar 8,000 SilverStar 1,500 GoldStar 1,350 PlatinumStar 1,200 Supernova 1,000 Supernova Elite FREE
2. EVENT DETAILS & ATTENDANCE
Event details will be announced one (1) month prior to the Event, on the VIP Club Live homepage at: /vip/live . If you wish to attend, you must reserve a place by purchasing a ticket for the Event from the VIP Store. All reservations are made on a first come first served basis and PokerStars makes no representations nor warrants that a ticket will be available for you to purchase at the time of your booking. Further, should you wish to cancel your ticket after purchase, any cancellations made with less than twenty four (24) hours before the start of the Event will not be refunded. Once you have purchased your ticket, we will register your name against our list of permitted entrants.
You will need to provide PokerStars with government issued identification (such as a passport or drivers license with photograph) in order to be allowed entry to the Event venue. Your government issued ID must match the name used on your player account on the Site. You acknowledge and accept that your personal information is correct and shall be stored by us and processed by us, our affiliates, our agents and third parties providing services to us, in jurisdictions outside of the Isle of Man and the European Economic Area. Your personal information may be used by us for any of the following purposes:
- to identify you upon arrival at the Event;
- to send you events and news information regarding live events or other marketing materials regarding our services or services of our affiliates;
- to communicate with you regarding payment of prizes (if applicable); and
- for internal administrative purposes.
Your entry to and participation in any Event shall remain at the sole discretion of PokerStars which may, at any time, restrict or prohibit you from the Event where it reasonably believes that you:
- have breached or attempted to breach any term or condition relating to the Event as notified to you by PokerStars or any of its affiliates; and/or
- have engaged in any abusive, offensive, disreputable or violent behaviour or supplied false or misleading information to PokerStars .
An entry ticket to the Event is not transferable, cannot be copied and may only be used by you as permitted under this Agreement.
3. Health and safety
You must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions as may be given by PokerStars or the Event venue concerning your attendance of the Event and adhere to any applicable legal and regulatory requirements as necessary. Failure to comply with any direction given may result in you being removed from the Event venue and/or barred from the Event.
You must take all reasonable steps to ensure your own health and safety when attending the Event and/or participating in any of the activities forming part of the Event. Any behaviour or act or conduct by you which PokerStars or the venue considers to pose any medical, security or safety risk (including without limitation any abusive behaviour, physical or psychological) will lead to your immediate removal from the venue and prohibition from further participation in the Event.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that your attendance at and participation in the Event is undertaken at your own risk. You must notify PokerStars of any medical or other condition which may mean that you are unfit to participate in the Event as soon as you become aware of such a condition. PokerStars reserves the right to forfeit your place at the Event without liability or compensation, if, in its sole opinion, you may expose yourself or others to risk of illness or injury or to the cancellation, disruption, or curtailment of the Event.
4. Limitation of liability
By participating in the Event you hereby agree to release, discharge and hold harmless PokerStars, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any costs, expenses damages, losses claims, actions or proceedings brought by you (or any third party on your behalf) (“Claims”), as a result of your participation in the Event and /or any prize that may be awarded to you as a result thereof and PokerStars fully excludes any liability in relation to any such Claims (other than payment of any costs and expenses specifically provided as part of the prize (if any) with respect to this Event). This limitation does not include any liability on the part of PokerStars to you for: (i) negligence; (ii) death or personal injury arising out of Pokerstars’ negligence or the negligence of its employees; (iii) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iv) any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
Save as permitted under Clause 4.1 above, PokerStars does not accept any liability to you and fully excludes all liability to you for any loss of profit, business, revenues or anticipated savings or for special or consequential loss of any nature howsoever arising and suffered by you.
PokerStars shall not be liable to you to perform any of its obligations with respect to the Event where it is unable to do so as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control and whilst PokerStars may endeavour to schedule another event or award an alternative prize (as the case may be), it shall not be liable to compensate you in any way other than the reimbursement of the exact amount of FPPs that you used to acquire a ticket for the Event.
You hereby agree to indemnify PokerStars, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and respective officers, directors, employees against all costs, claims, losses, damages, expenses and liabilities (including without limitation, legal fees, loss of reputation and goodwill) suffered by PokerStars arising as a result of:
- a breach by you (or anyone acting under your authority) of any of your obligations, representations, warranties and undertakings on your part as contained in this Agreement; or
- in connection with your failure to follow any instructions given by PokerStars or the venue or in relation to any matter concerning your attendance of the Event.
- all and any costs, claims, expenses and liabilities (including without limitation, legal fees and any sums paid on the advice of counsel) resulting from breach by you (or anyone acting under your authority) of any of the representations, warranties and/or undertakings on your part contained in this Agreement.
5. Filming and Image Rights
You irrevocably grant to PokerStars and its affiliates all rights, consents and licenses necessary to enable PokerStars and its affiliates to make the fullest use (including, without limitation, to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform and make derivative works thereof) of your photograph, likeness, appearance, image, voice, name, film footage and sound recordings that feature you, as photographed, recorded, or broadcasted by or on behalf of PokerStars or its affiliates (the "Contribution") throughout the universe in perpetuity and royalty-free by any and all means in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter developed or devised, in any programme for which your contribution has been recorded and any other programmes and any other content including, without limitation, in relation to any audio-visual recording of the Event which PokerStars (or third parties on our behalf) endeavour to create. You further agree to and the production and release of promos of, or other marketing materials related to, a Tournament, or poker tournaments or online poker websites associated with the PokerStars brand. You agree to the photography, recording, broadcasting and/or live relay of the Contribution.
You hereby release PokerStars, its affiliates, and their permitted designees from and against any claim, damage, liability, cost and expense arising from any violation of any right to privacy, publicity or personality that you have, or infringement of any copyright or other proprietary right that you own or hold, based upon or related to any use of the Contribution under the licenses and rights granted herein. The foregoing release shall be binding upon you and your heirs, assigns and legal representatives.
You acknowledge and agree that PokerStars solely owns all right, title and interest, including, without limitation, all copyrights and other intellectual property rights, in and to the Contribution and any derivative works thereof. To the extent ownership of the Contribution does not automatically vest in PokerStars, you hereby grant and assign to PokerStars all right, title and interest in and to the Contribution and agree to execute all documents reasonably requested by PokerStars to effectuate the foregoing.
In recognition of the needs of film and television production, PokerStars shall be entitled to edit, copy, add to, take from, adapt or translate the Contribution in its sole discretion, and in respect of the Contribution, you irrevocably waive the benefits of and agree not to assert any provision of law known as “moral rights” or any similar laws of any jurisdiction. You agree that PokerStars and its affiliates are under no obligation to broadcast, exhibit and/or otherwise exercise any of the rights and licenses granted herein.
You represent and warrant to us that (a) you are fully entitled to grant the rights and licenses granted to us and our affiliates hereunder, (b) nothing in the Contribution (whether by way of inflection or gesture or otherwise) will infringe the copyright or any other right of any person, breach any contract or duty of confidence, constitute a contempt of court, be defamatory or be calculated to bring PokerStars or other companies under the same corporate ownership, any broadcaster, and/or the PokerStars brand into disrepute and (c) all facts expressed by you in the Contribution are, to the best of your knowledge and belief, true and insofar as the Contribution contains any opinions, these opinions are your own and are genuinely and truly held by you.
Furthermore, all consents under the UK Performers Rights Protection Acts 1958 to 1972, or under similar legislation in other countries of the world in connection with your attendance at the Event and the exploitation of your Contribution therein by any means and in all media including (but not by way of limitation) all forms of theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, internet, and video gram exploitation are hereby granted and assigned by you to PokerStars and/or any related company.
By attending an Event, you acknowledge to PokerStars that the entire copyright throughout the world in any photograph, film and /or video or other recordings of you taken by us (or third parties on our behalf) made during any Event shall belong to PokerStars and/or any related company.
You warrant to PokerStars that you are able to assign all such rights and give such acknowledgements and furthermore, you agree to carry out any reasonable request by PokerStars during the Event to assist in publicising, televising or promoting the Event.
PokerStars reserves the right to cancel or alter any Event at its sole and absolute discretion.
PokerStars reserves the right to refuse any person entry into any Event. If you are excluded from one (1) Event by either PokerStars and/or the venue, you may be restricted from or not be eligible for entry into any future Events organized by PokerStars or any of its group companies.
Any prize received in relation to the Event will be non-transferable. Winners are responsible for payment of any and all taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees associated with prizes that are awarded.
In circumstances where there is a guaranteed prize pool, such guarantee will not apply in the event where player attendance at any Event is affected as a result of acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond the reasonable control of PokerStars and its affiliates such as acts of God, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm or other natural disaster; war, threat of or preparation for war, terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots; voluntary or mandatory compliance with any law (including a failure to grant any licence or consent needed or any change in the law or interpretation of the law); fire, explosion or accidental damage; adverse weather conditions.
PokerStars reserves the right to change these Terms of Entry at any time; therefore, you should review the most updated version each time prior to your attendance at an Event.
The Agreement and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Isle of Man. You irrevocably agree that, subject as provided below, the courts of the Isle of Man shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning the Agreement and any matter arising therefrom and irrevocably waive any right that it may have to object to an action being brought in those courts, or to claim that the action has been brought in an inconvenient forum, or that those courts do not have jurisdiction. Nothing in this clause shall limit the right of PokerStars to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between PokerStars and you, and supersedes any prior agreements between PokerStars and you, in connection with the subject matter hereof. You hereby represent that by signing this Agreement, you have not relied on any representation or assurances, whether written or oral made by PokerStars other than those expressly set forth in this Agreement. You agree that PokerStars will have the right to freely assign its rights, licenses and/or obligations, in whole or in part, under this Agreement to any party without notice to you.
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