Terms and Conditions

1   General Provisions

1.1   Geotech BV, Mahatma Ghandhihof 21, 1507 CP Zaandam, Netherlands, (hereinafter, “Geotech”), among providing consulting and development services to other companies, develops and publishes mobile applications (“Games”) that can be downloaded from the App Stores of various providers (“Stores”) and provides services related to the Games (“Services”).

1.2   The Games are only offered to consumers in terms of § 7:57 of the Dutch Civil Code, i.e. a natural person acting for purposes which are outside his trade, business or professional practice.

1.3   All Games made by Geotech are provided exclusively on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions. Any general terms and conditions of the user shall expressly not form part of the agreement, even if Geotech does not expressly object to their applicability.

1.4   These General Terms and Conditions are displayed in the Stores when downloading each Game and the company website (https://geotech.one/).

 

2   Conclusion of contract, term, termination

2.1   The user confirms to have full legal capacity or, if restricted in legal capacity, to have obtained the consent of his/her legal guardian.

2.2   The contract for the use of the Game is concluded by downloading the Game from the respective App Store. Details of this process can be found in the terms of use of the respective App Store. The download creates a contract between the user and Geotech for the free use of the respective Game. The corresponding license and usage agreement on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions is concluded for an indefinite period of time and may be terminated by either party at any time, subject to Section 2.3, without specifying any reasons by providing notice of four weeks.

2.3   In addition to the possibility of free use, Geotech also offers additional paid content, e.g. virtual items and power-ups (premium content). Use of premium content is voluntary and forgoing such use does not restrict other use of the Game. The cost obligation is indicated separately in the Game. The provisions of Section 4 of these General Terms and Conditions as well as any separate terms and conditions of use of the App Store providers shall apply in a supplementary fashion for the acquisition and use of such premium content. If premium content has a defined duration (e.g. activation of certain premium functions for one month), ordinary termination (also of the contract for free use) shall be excluded during this period; for clarification, ordinary termination shall be possible if the user has purchased premium content without a fixed term (e.g. one-time or permanent power-ups), even if these have effects on the entire further period of use.

2.4   Geotech continuously updates, changes and adds content to the Games and Services at its own discretion. Users can therefore only participate in the game, service or other offering in its then-current form.

2.5   In the event of ordinary termination by the user or termination by Geotech for good cause, no reimbursement of paid fees shall take place. Geotech shall be entitled to continue to charge all outstanding fees for premium content already purchased.

2.6   The user may not transfer this agreement to third parties. In the event of a breach of this provision (account transfer), Geotech shall be entitled to terminate the agreement without notice, including agreements on premium content. In such event, a prorated refund shall also be excluded.

2.7   The statutory right to extraordinary termination of this Agreement without notice for good cause shall not be affected.

3   Account and user data

3.1   Upon conclusion of the contract and use of the Game, Geotech may store the progress of the Game and any additional paid content. For more information, please refer to Geotech’s privacy policy (https://geotech.one/games/privacy-policy/).

3.2   The user must select secure access credentials and not make such data available to third parties. Geotech is not responsible for any damage resulting from the breach of this duty. In the event of suspected abuse, Geotech shall be entitled to temporarily block access to the Game in question.

3.3   If the user can select a username in the Game, this must not violate applicable laws and/or these General Terms and Conditions. Geotech shall be entitled to change the name in the event of a breach of this provision, either at the instigation of a third party or on its own initiative. No separate justification for the name change shall be necessary. The user has no claim to a specific name. Other rights of Geotech in the event of a breach of this provision shall not be affected.

 

4   Premium content

4.1   The contract for additional premium content shall only be concluded if the user clicks on the “Pay” or “Order for a fee” button in the shop area of the Game (exact labelling may vary for in-app purchases depending on the App Store). The contract shall be accepted by Geotech (or on its behalf by the respective App Store provider) by sending an order confirmation via message or email, or by actually providing the respective premium content. The fee shall be payable in advance upon acquisition of premium content.

4.2   A refund after the purchase of premium content can only be made within the scope of statutory consumer rights or the statutory right of revocation with due regard to the respective elements of exclusion.

4.3   The prices for premium content as displayed via the respective App Stores and transmitted in the order confirmation for the respective order shall apply in each case. These can vary according to currency and country. The prices include any applicable value added tax. Payments will be processed via the respective App Stores. The terms of use and payment of the App Stores shall apply in this regard, supplemented by these General Terms and Conditions. In the event of contradictions between the general terms and conditions of the App Stores and these General Terms and Conditions, the terms of use and payment of the App Stores shall take precedence.

4.4   If currencies are simulated in the Games (hereinafter, “Premium Points”), these represent premium content or units of measurement for the scope of the license to use the Game in question, and not real money. If such Premium Points can be earned both through Game play and as premium content, the units purchased in return for payment will always be used first when such Premium Points are used. Premium Points may only be converted back into real money if the operation of the Game as a whole is permanently discontinued. In such an event, the fee paid for Premium Points shall be refunded insofar as the corresponding Premium Points have not yet been used to activate Game content.

4.5   The user shall be responsible for cancellations or chargebacks which the user itself has caused, e.g. due to insufficient account coverage. The user shall normally bear the costs arising therefrom. Geotech shall be entitled to collect these costs together with the original fee from the user’s means of payment. The user shall reserve the right to prove that any damage did not occur or did not occur to the value of the requested amount.

4.6   If the user defaults on payment, Geotech may, irrespective of the continued obligation to pay, block access to the Game and demand the default interest stipulated by law.

4.7   Geotech may offer new premium content, change existing premium content and discontinue premium content. Permanent premium content already purchased (virtual items), which are removed from the Game, may in this case be used within a transitional period or exchanged for new premium content. Further claims of the user shall be excluded.

4.8   For purposes of clarification: All claims of the user with respect to the premium content, particularly with respect to copyrights, warranty for defects and damage compensation, shall be asserted against Geotech (and not against the App Stores).

4   Instructions on revocation

With regard to contracts in return for payment, consumers § 7:57 of the Dutch Civil Code) have a right of revocation in accordance with the following provisions:

Revocation right

You have the right to revoke this contract within 14 days without specifying any reasons.

The revocation period is 14 days from the closing date of the contract.

To exercise your revocation right, you must contact us (Geotech BV, Mahatma Ghandhihof 21, 1507 CP Zaandam, Netherlands; e-mail: contact@geotech.one) by means of a clear declaration (e.g. a letter by post or e-mail) of your decision to revoke this contract. You may use the model revocation form though it is not mandatory.

To comply with the revocation period, it is sufficient that you send the notice of the exercise of the right of revocation before the expiry of the revocation period.

Consequence of revocation

If you revoke this Agreement, Geotech BV shall immediately, i.e. no later than fourteen days from the date on which we receive notice of the revocation of this Agreement, repay all payments received from you, including delivery costs (excluding additional costs resulting from your choosing a different type of delivery from the cheapest standard delivery offered by us). For this refund, we will use the same means of payment that you used for the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; in no event shall you be charged for this refund.

End of instructions on revocation.

Special reference to the premature expiry of the revocation right:

Your right of revocation shall expire prematurely if we have begun to execute the contract before the expiry of the revocation period, after you as the user have given your express consent to this and have confirmed your awareness that you will lose your revocation right as a result of the consent at the start of the execution of the contract.

Revocation form

(If you want to revoke the contract, please fill out this form and send it back.)

– Geotech BV, Mahatma Ghandhihof 21, 1507 CP Zaandam, Netherlands; e-mail: contact@geotech.one:

– I/we (*) hereby revoke the contract concluded by me/us (*) for the purchase of the the following goods (*)/the provision of the following service (*)

– ordered on (*)/received on (*)

– Name(s) of consumer(s) – Address of consumer(s)

– Signature of consumer(s) (only for hard copy form)

– Date

___________

(*) Delete if appropriate.

 

5   User obligations

5.1   When using the Games, the user may not use any other software or other routines that could interfere with the systems of Geotech or other users. This includes actions that could lead to an unreasonable overloading of the systems of Geotech. The use of special software, particularly for systematic or automatic control of Games, is prohibited.

5.2   The user may not use any software or exploit any programming errors that lead or could lead to obtaining premium content in the Games or other unintended benefits for the user without having concluded a premium agreement, the user thus becoming obliged to pay the fee for such premium content. In the event of unjustified acquisition of premium content, Geotech may delete or deactivate the unjustified premium content or other benefits. For the purposes of clarification: The above shall not apply if premium content can be acquired as a reward for certain Game actions.

5.3   In connection with the services of Geotech, the user may not use any software that enables “data mining” or otherwise collects information in connection with the Games.

5.4   The user may not use, buy for real money (except through the App Stores), sell, trade, or attempt to use Premium Content outside the Game.

5.5   Geotech shall be entitled to delete content that violates applicable law and/or these General Terms and Conditions.

5.6   The user may only use the Games for private purposes, unless Geotech has given its express prior written consent to any other use in individual cases.

5.7   Any breach of these General Terms and Conditions may lead to termination for good cause. In lieu of such termination, Geotech may, at its sole discretion, announce measures or take sanctioning measures of any kind to enforce the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions. In particular, this shall include declaring a temporary or permanent virtual ban from the systems, warning the user of their temporary or permanent exclusion of the user from individual Game functions.

5.8   Users shall be obligated to regularly back up all their data on the devices on which they use the Games in a manner appropriate to the risk.

 

6   Rights, indemnity

6.1   Geotech grants the user a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable right of use for private use with respect to the respective Game for the duration of the contract. This shall include multiple downloads to the device(s) linked to the respective account in the respective App Store. Furthermore, the Game may not be reproduced, distributed, publicly performed, broadcast or made publicly accessible on the Internet or via a network, edited or stored on data carriers. It may also not be used or exploited commercially. In addition, decompilation, disassembly and reverse engineering shall be prohibited, unless expressly permitted by law.

6.2   If the user sends Geotech feedback, suggestions and/or ideas (collectively referred to as “Feedback”) regarding the Game or possible enhancements or new developments of Games, Geotech may incorporate such Feedback into its Products and/or incorporate such Feedback into the further development of its Products and use such Feedback as part of the Products, or otherwise publish, edit, use and exploit such Feedback. The user grants Geotech, free of charge, the permanent, non-exclusive, spatially unlimited, royalty-free, transferable and sub-licensable right to reproduce, edit, distribute, distribute and make publicly available (in whole and/or in part, and in each case also with respect to adaptations thereof) and otherwise to exploit all Feedback provided by the user. Geotech shall not be obliged to respond to Feedback and/or to use or exploit it. The user waives all possible copyrights in connection with the possible use and exploitation of the Feedback.

6.3   The user shall indemnify Geotech against all claims, including damage compensation claims, asserted by third parties due to an infringement of their rights by the user’s conduct or the content or data posted. The user shall also be obliged to reimburse the reasonable costs incurred as a result thereof, particularly the costs arising from any legal defense that may be required (including lawyers’ fees customary for the market, which shall not be limited to the statutory fees). This shall not apply if the user is not responsible for the infringement. All further rights and claims of Geotech shall not be affected.

 

7   Warranty, liability

7.1   Insofar as Geotech provides services free of charge, no warranty claims shall exist and Geotech shall only be liable in accordance with the provisions of law for intentional and gross negligence; Geotech shall only be liable for defects if it has fraudulently concealed them.

7.2   Geotech reserves the right to update, modify and develop its Games and Services on an ongoing basis at its sole discretion, as well as to discontinue the operation of a game or to discontinue and/or remove certain Services for economic and/or technical reasons, or to improve and/or personalize the user experience of games and/or services.

7.3   If services are rendered in return for payment, the warranty claims of the user shall be governed by the provisions of law, unless stipulated otherwise in this Section 7.3. Geotech shall not be liable for any non-performance or delay in the performance to the extent that the cause thereof is beyond its reasonable control.

7.3.1   Geotech does not guarantee the error-free provision of its Games or Services. It is recommended to always install the latest version of the game.

7.3.2   The statutory liability of Geotech for damage compensation and reimbursement of futile expenses shall be unrestricted only in the event of intentional action or gross negligence, in the event of negligent or intentional injury to life, limb or health, due to the assumption of a guarantee (which must be expressly designated as such in order to constitute a guarantee in the legal sense), and due to mandatory liability under the Product Liability Act. “Material contractual duties” shall mean duties whose fulfilment initially enables the achievement of the contractual purpose and on whose compliance the parties may therefore normally rely.

7.3.3   In events other than those referred to in Section 9.2.2, Geotech shall only be liable for minor negligence in the event of a breach of a material contractual duty. Otherwise, Geotech shall not be liable for minor negligence.

7.3.4   The damage compensation for the minor negligent breach of material contractual duties in accordance with Section 9.2.3 shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical in contracts.

7.4   To the extent Geotech is liable for data loss on the merits in accordance with the foregoing, the amount of such liability shall also be limited to the costs that would have been necessary to restore the data if the user had made reasonable regular data backups.

 

8   Modifications of these General Terms and Conditions

8.1   Geotech reserves the right to amend these General Terms and Conditions and other terms and conditions with effect for the future in accordance with this Section 8.

8.2   Geotech shall notify you in writing (e.g. by message within the Game or by e-mail) at least four weeks in advance of any changes for necessary reasons, e.g. for reasons relating to the expansion of services or changes to the Games, amendments to laws or legal rulings or other equivalent reasons that do not affect the main performance duties of the parties. These General Terms and Conditions shall then be deemed approved if the user does not object in writing or in text form within four weeks of receiving this information. The time limit for objection and the consequences of silence shall be indicated separately in the notice.

8.3   Changes other than those mentioned in Section 8.2 shall require the user’s consent, which can be requested at the start of the next Game.

8.4   If there is an objection in accordance with Section 8.2 or no consent given in accordance with Section 8.3, the user shall retain the right to use the current version of the Game. However, Geotech may make the use of an extended version of the Game subject to approval of the modification of these General Terms and Conditions.

 

9   Applicable law, jurisdiction

9.1   Dutch law shall apply to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If the user is resident in another member state of the EU, this choice of law shall not result in the mandatory consumer protection regulations of his or her home country being rescinded

9.2   For disputes with the user, the statutory place of jurisdiction shall apply, provided the user has a general place of jurisdiction in the Netherlands. If the user has moved his or her domicile or habitual place of residence from the Netherlands after concluding the contract or if his or her domicile or habitual place of residence is not known at the time the action is filed, the Netherlands shall be the place of jurisdiction.

 

Last updated on: 18th of February 2022