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Terms & Conditions for NFTs purchased as part of the
Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup NFT Collection Auction.
These terms and conditions (“Auction Term and Conditions”) constitute a legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between you (also referred to herein as “You”, “Your” or “User”) and Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. (“VHS” “we” or “us”), governing your purchase of NFTs as part of the Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup NFT Collection Auction (the “Auction”).
By entering into the User Agreement you expressly acknowledge that you understand the User Agreement (including the dispute resolution and arbitration provisions in section 13 of the Auction Terms and Conditions) and accept all of its terms. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the User Agreement you may not participate in the auction. By participating in the Auction, which includes bidding in the Auction, you agree to be bound by the User Agreement.
“Art” means any art, graphics, images, designs, logos, taglines, and drawings that may be associated with an NFT in which you acquire Licensed Rights.
“Equivalent” means the value, in US Dollars, of the market value of the relevant amount of cryptocurrency on the day of the transaction.
“VRC” means Victoria Racing Club Limited.
“Name and Likeness” means name, nicknames, images, likenesses, marks, copyrights, trade colors, trade designs, and/or all other intellectual property of VRC, and/or its brand known as Melbourne Cup, Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd and its brand known as ZED RUN, and other rights in and to the associated names, likenesses, personas, personalities, voices, digital signatures, signatures, biological data, the related rights of publicity, and other indicia of, and rights of association and endorsements related thereto.
"NFT" means any blockchain-tracked, non-fungible token.
“Licensed Rights” with respect to an NFT means your rights to a Licensed NFT of which you are the current rightful licensee and which you acquired from a legitimate source, where proof of such purchase is recorded on the relevant blockchain.
“Licensed NFT” means an NFT from the Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup NFT Collection for which you successfully provided the highest bid.
“VHS Parties” means VHS, VRC, Ozone Networks, Inc trading as OpenSea, Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. trading as Zed Run, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, affiliates, agents, attorneys, licensees, licensors and employees.
“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.
“Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup NFT Collection” means those NFTs so described by VHS on any website under its control, social media post, blog or official Opensea account.
You acknowledge and agree that Victoria Racing Club Limited (or, as applicable, its licensors) owns all legal right, title and interest in and to the Art, Name and Likeness, and all intellectual property rights therein. The rights that You have in and to the Licensed NFT and Art are limited to those expressly stated in Section 4 of this Agreement. VHS and its licensors reserve all rights and ownership in and to the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness, and Art not expressly granted to You in Section 4 of this Agreement. All purchases of Licensed NFTs, as well as associated charges, are non-refundable. This no-refund policy shall apply at all times regardless of Your decision to terminate usage of the Licensed NFT, any disruption to the operations of any components of the Licensed NFT, or any other reason whatsoever.
Your Licensed Rights.
You acknowledge and agree that the Licensed NFTs are made available solely for entertainment purposes. Without limiting the foregoing and subject to your continued compliance with this Agreement (and the OpenSea Terms of Service and ZED RUN Terms of Service), VHS grants you a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable (except as specifically provided below in section 4 (b)), royalty-free license to display the Art for your Licensed NFTs, solely for your own personal, non-commercial use.
Permissible Transfers of Your Licensed NFT.
You have the limited right to transfer the Licensed NFT, provided that:
the transferee accepts all of the terms of this Agreement and all of the terms of the OpenSea Terms of Service and ZED RUN Terms of Service;
You have not prior to the transfer breached this Agreement or the OpenSea Terms of Service and ZED RUN Terms of Service;
prior to the transfer your license to the Licensed NFT has not been terminated; and
the party purchasing the Licensed NFT provides VHS with a valid e-mail address.
You acknowledge and agree that the foregoing amounts payable to VHS under Section 4(b)(i) hereof do not include, and are not intended to cover, any additional fees imposed or required by the platform through which You are transferring the Licensed NFT.
You agree that you may not, nor permit any third party to do or attempt to do any of the following without VHS’s express prior written consent in each case:
modify the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art for your Licensed NFT in any way, including, without limitation, the shapes, designs, drawings, attributes, or color schemes;
use the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art for your Licensed NFTs to advertise, market, or sell any product or service;
use the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art from your Licensed 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, drugs (including, without limitation, both prescription and non-prescription) or other supplements, death, pornography or other “adult only” or sexually explicit activities, massage parlors, prostitution or any dating or escort activities, weapons or ammunition, denigration or discrimination against individuals based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or age, medical conditions and/or political campaigns or causes;
use the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art from Your Licensed NFTs in movies, videos, or any other forms of media, except solely for Your own personal, non-commercial use;
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 Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art from Your Licensed NFTs;
attempt to trademark, copyright, or otherwise acquire additional intellectual property rights in or to the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art from Your Licensed NFTs; or
otherwise utilize the Art from your Licensed NFTs for Your or any third party’s commercial benefit.
To the extent that the Licensed NFT, Name and Likeness and/or Art associated with Your Licensed NFTs contains Third Party IP You understand and agree as follows:
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;
that, depending on the nature of the license granted from the owner of the Third Party IP, VHS, Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. d/b/a ZED RUN, and/or VRC may need to pass through additional terms and/or restrictions on Your ability to use the Art; and
to the extent that VHS or VRC 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 Agreement.
The restrictions in this Section 5 will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
Termination of the License
The Licensed Rights granted to You hereunder shall automatically terminate and all rights shall return to VHS if:
at any time You sell, trade, donate, give away, transfer, or otherwise dispose of Your Licensed NFT for any reason except as specially provided in section 4 of this Agreement;
the email address you provide to VHS is no longer valid;
You breach any of the Agreement and conditions and/or Ozone Networks, Inc. d/b/a OpenSea Terms of Service, https://opensea.io/tos and Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. trading as ZED RUN Terms of Service, https://zed.run/terms;
You have a trustee, receiver or similar party appointed for Your property, become insolvent, acknowledge Your insolvency in any manner, make an assignment for the benefit of your creditors, or file a petition of bankruptcy;
You engage in any unlawful business practice related to the Licensed NFT;
You initiate any legal actions, except an arbitration as specifically provided herein, against any of the VHS Parties and/or and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, affiliates, agents, attorneys and employees; or
You disparage any of the VHS Parties or any parties related to any of them.
Disclaimer Of Warranties & Limitation Of Liability.
All licensed nfts are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the VHS Parties disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, in no event shall the vhs parties be liable to you for any personal injury, property damage, lost profits, cost of substitute goods or services, loss of data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer and/or device or technology failure or malfunction, or for any form of direct or indirect damages, and/or any special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages based on any causes of action whatsoever related to any nft, including but not limited to the licensed nft, the auction, any technology and/or parties related to the auction, including but not limited to blockchain, metamask wallet, Ozone Networks, Inc trading as opensea, and Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. trading as Zed Run.
You agree that this limitation of liability applies whether such allegations are for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or fall under any other cause of action, regardless of the basis upon which liability is claimed and even if a disclaiming party has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage, and in any event, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the vhs parties’ total aggregate liability shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total sum paid directly by you to VHS for the applicable licensed NFT.
You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the internet and agree that we have no liability or responsibility for any breach of security unless it is due to our gross negligence. ]
If applicable law does not allow all or any part of the above limitation of liability to apply to you, the limitations will apply to you only to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Assumption Of Risk
The Licensed NFTs are made available solely for entertainment purposes.
You agree that You assume the following risks:
to the extent there is a price or market for a blockchain asset such as an NFT, such markets and prices are extremely volatile, and variations in the price of other digital assets could materially and adversely affect the value of any digital asset(s) You own, including Your Licensed NFT, and there is no guarantee that Your Licensed NFTs will have or retain any value;
the commercial or market value on a Licensed NFT that You purchase may materially diminish in value as a result of a variety of factors such as the actions of third parties and/or negative publicity;
there are risks associated with using an Internet-native asset (e.g., non-fungible tokens, cryptocurrencies, etc.) including, but not limited to, the risk of hardware, software and Internet connections and/or failures, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information stored within your digital “wallet” or elsewhere, and the VHS Parties will not be responsible for any of these, however caused;
the VHS Parties do not make any promises or guarantees about the availability of the Licensed NFT or the Art on the Internet or that they will host the Licensed NFT or the Art at any specific location and/or for any specific period of time;
upgrades to the Ethereum platform, a hard fork or other change in the Ethereum platform, a failure or cessation of Ethereum, or a change in how transactions are confirmed on the Ethereum platform may have unintended, adverse effects on all blockchains using such technologies, including without limitation Licensed NFTs;
the VHS Parties do not make any promises or guarantees related to MetaMask Wallet, Ozone Networks, Inc. trading as OpenSea, Virtually Human Studio Pty Ltd. trading as ZED RUN, Blockchain or any other third parties related to this auction and each of their applications and/or services, including but not limited to the continued availability of either and/or the protection and/or storage of any data you provide to those parties;
the risk of losing access to Licensed NFT due to loss of private key(s), custodial error or purchaser error;
the risk of mining attacks;
the risk of hacking, security weaknesses, fraud, counterfeiting, cyber attacks and other technological difficulties
the risk of changes to the regulatory regime governing blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and tokens and new regulations, unfavorable regulatory intervention in one or more jurisdictions or policies any of which may materially adversely affect the use and value of the Licensed NFT;
the risks related to taxation;
that NFTs are not legal tender and are not back by any government; and
the VHS Parties are not responsible for any transaction between you and a third party (e.g., Your transfer of a Licensed NFT from a third party on the so-called “secondary market”), and the VHS Parties shall have no liability in connection with any such transaction. In addition to assuming all of the above risks, you acknowledge that You have obtained sufficient information to make an informed decision to license the Licensed NFT and that You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining the nature, potential value, suitability and appropriateness of these risks for yourself. VHS and the VHS Parties cannot and do not represent or warrant that any Licensed NFT, or its supporting systems or technology, is reliable, current or error-free, meets Your requirements, or that defects in the Licensed NFT, or its supporting systems or technology, will be corrected. VHS and the VHS Parties cannot and do not represent or warrant that the Licensed NFT or the delivery mechanism for it are free of viruses or other harmful components. You accept and acknowledge that VHS and the VHS Parties will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays You may experience related to the Auction.
This Agreement and all matters related to it and/or any Licensed NFT shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New South Wales, Australia and without regard to conflict of law principles, except to the extent that law is inconsistent with or preempted by federal law.
Changes to this Agreement
VHS may make changes to this Agreement from time to time. When VHS makes such changes, we will make the updated Agreement available on this website and update the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of the Agreement accordingly. Please check this page periodically for changes. Any changes to this Agreement will apply on the date that they are made and, by way of example, Your continued access to or use of the Licensed NFT and the Art after the Agreement has been updated will constitute your binding acceptance of the updates.
Participation in the Auction is open only to individuals who have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein and who are using currency that such party is the lawful holder thereof. It is not available to Users who have had their User privileges temporarily or permanently deactivated.
You may not allow other persons to use your user credentials, identity or blockchain wallet address and You agree that You are the sole authorized user.
By becoming a User, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold VHS and the VHS Parties, including each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, successors and assigns, and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, or shareholders, harmless from any claims, actions, suits, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your license, sale or possession of the Licensed NFT and/or Your participation in the auction, including:
Your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference;
Your violation of any law or the rights of a third party as a result of your own interaction with such third party;
any allegation that any materials that You submit to us or transmit in the course of the auction, communications seeking VHS’s consent to activities or otherwise, infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or
any other activities in connection with the Auction or the Licensed NFT. This indemnity shall be applicable without regard to the negligence of any party, including any indemnified person.
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver
Agreement to Binding Arbitration Between You and VHS.
You agree to waive your rights to resolution of disputes in a court of law by a judge or jury and agree to resolve any dispute by arbitration, as set forth below. If you are a US resident, this agreement to arbitrate (“Arbitration Agreement”) is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and survives after the agreement terminates or your relationship with VHS ends. Otherwise the laws of New South Wales Australia apply.
Any arbitration under this agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. except as expressly provided below, this arbitration agreement applies to all claims (defined below) between you and VHS or the VHS Parties, including their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, successors and assigns, and each of our respective officers, directors, employees, agents, or shareholders. all disputes you may have with, and claims against any vhs party (each a “claim” and collectively, “claims”) shall be exclusively resolved by binding arbitration solely between you and VHS Parties. these claims include, but are not limited to, any dispute, claim or controversy, whether based on past, present, or future events, arising out of or relating to the Auction, this agreement and prior versions thereof (including the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof), payments made by you or any payments made or allegedly owed to you, any promotions or offers made by any VHS Party, any city, county, State or Federal trade secrets, unfair competition, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, fraud, defamation, emotional distress, breach of any express or implied contract or covenant, claims arising under federal or state consumer protection laws; claims arising under antitrust laws, claims arising under the telephone consumer protection act and fair credit reporting act; and claims arising under the uniform trade secrets act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans With Disabilities Act, and State statutes, if any, addressing the same or similar subject matters, and all other Federal and State statutory and common law claims. all disputes concerning the arbitrability of a claim (including disputes about the scope, applicability, enforceability, revocability, or validity of the arbitration agreement) shall be decided by the arbitrator, except as expressly provided below. by agreeing to arbitration, you understand that you are waiving the right to sue in court or have a jury trial for all claims.
This arbitration agreement is intended to require arbitration of every claim or dispute that can lawfully be arbitrated, except for those claims and disputes which by the terms of this arbitration agreement are expressly excluded from the requirement to arbitrate.
Prohibition of Class Actions and Non-Individualized Relief.
You understand and agree that you may bring claims in arbitration against an VHS Party only in an individual capacity and not on a class, collective action, or representative basis (“Class Action Waiver”). You understand and agree that you are waiving the right to pursue or have a dispute resolved as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective or representative proceeding. notwithstanding the foregoing, this subsection 13(b) shall not apply to representative private attorneys general act claims brought against an VHS Party, which are addressed separately in other sections. the arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any claim or issue any relief on any basis other than an individual basis. the arbitrator shall have no authority to consider or resolve any claim or issue any relief on a class, collective, or representative basis. the arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claims.
Rules Governing the Arbitration.
For US residents, any arbitration conducted pursuant to this Arbitration Agreement shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) pursuant to its Consumer Arbitration Rules that are in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated, as modified by the terms set forth in this Agreement. Copies of these rules can be obtained at the AAA’s website (www.adr.org) (the “AAA Rules”) or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if requested by you and if proper based on the facts and circumstances of the Claims presented, the arbitrator shall have the discretion to select a different set of AAA Rules, but in no event shall the arbitrator consolidate more than one person’s Claims, or otherwise preside over any form of representative, collective, or class proceeding.
Non-US residents are subject to the arbitration laws in force in New South Wales, whereby VHS may select the arbitrator and location.The parties may select a different arbitration administrator upon mutual written agreement.
As part of the arbitration, both you and the applicable VHS Parties will have the opportunity for reasonable discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant to the Claim. The arbitrator may award any individualized remedies that would be available in court. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claims. The case shall be heard by one arbitrator, who shall be an executive with a company in the entertainment event production industry, and will be conducted in English. The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with applicable law and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different Users but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same User to the extent required by applicable law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Arbitration Fees and Awards.
The payment of filing and arbitration fees will be governed by the relevant rules subject to the following modification: The arbitrator in his award shall allocate all arbitration fees in his sole discretion and shall have the power to charge reasonable attorney fees of the successful party to the losing party.
Location and Manner of Arbitration.
Unless you and VHS agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings between VHS and a User will take place in Sydney in the country of Australia and shall take place in English.
Severability of Arbitration Agreement provisions.
In addition to the severability provisions in subsections (b) and (c) above, in the event that any portion of this Arbitration Agreement is deemed illegal or unenforceable under applicable law not preempted by the FAA, such provision shall be severed, and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall be given full force and effect.
Optional Pre-Arbitration Negotiation Process.
Before initiating any arbitration or proceeding, you and the applicable VHS Parties may agree to first attempt to negotiate any dispute, claim or controversy between the parties informally for 30 days, unless this time period is mutually extended by you and the applicable VHS Parties. If you intend to seek negotiation under this subsection you must first send to the applicable VHS Parties a written notice of the dispute (“Notice”) to VHS at [address]. The Notice must:
describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and
set forth the specific relief sought.
All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the negotiation by VHS or the VHS Parties, their agents, employees, and attorneys are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including as evidence of liability or for impeachment, in arbitration or other proceeding involving the parties.
Distribution of NFT(s)
If you are the successful bidder and holder of one (1) or more of the Victoria Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup Moment NFT Collection, you will receive the Moment NFT auction item(s) to the wallet address that you used to connect to OpenSea and under which you made the winning bid.
Within 24 hours of winning the Moment NFT, you will receive a separate Experience NFT, which is to be used to redeem and receive the (2) two Premium General admission tickets to Melbourne Cup 2022 and (1) one VIP experience at Melbourne Cup 2022.
The Experience NFT may be re-sold.
The Moment NFT may be resold, however, you must make it clear to a prospective purchaser that they are not eligible to receive the Experience NFT from Zed Run.
Details of how to redeem the Experience NFT will be provided as unlockable content in the Experience NFT.
The Experience NFT must be redeemed before 31 January 2022.
If, for any reason, the Melbourne Cup will not be held in 2022, the VRC reserves the right to provide a substitute experience at the sole discretion of the VRC.
You are responsible for all applicable tax including any GST, sales or compensating use tax or equivalent tax wherever such taxes may arise. The successful bidder is responsible for any applicable taxes including any sales or use tax or equivalent tax wherever such taxes may arise on the price, the buyer’s premium, and/or any other charges related to this Auction. The applicable sales tax rate will be determined based upon the state, county, or locale. The VHS Parties are not responsible for determining the taxes that may apply to your transaction(s).
If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
If you have any questions or concerns, including if you need to access this Agreement in an alternative format, we encourage you to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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