SITE TERMS OF USE

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THIS DOCUMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON DECEMBER 22, 2011.

GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET ("GOLD RUSH POKER" or "GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET") provides the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET games and tournament sweepstakes (collectively, the "Service") to any person ("you" or "your") who completes the registration process to become a member of the Service and is accepted by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET to become a member on the following terms, which may be updated by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET from time to time without notice to you.

BY CHECKING THE "I ACCEPT" BOX AND SUBMITTING THE REGISTRATION FORM OR ACCESSING, USING OR INSTALLING ANY PART OF THE SERVICE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE AND CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MUST SELECT THE "I DO NOT ACCEPT" BUTTON AND YOU MAY NOT ACCESS, USE OR INSTALL ANY PART OF THE SERVICE. YOU MAY PRINT THESE PAGES FOR YOUR RECORDS.

  1. General Terms, Definitions and Interpretations

    1. Definitions. The following terms shall have the following meanings in this agreement:
      1. "Privacy Policy" shall mean the document setting forth the policies of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET regarding the collection, retention, and use of the personal information of those that use the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Site and its Sub-Domains.
      2. "Site" shall mean the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET website.
      3. "Sponsor" shall mean GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET
      4. "Gold Rush Poker Game Client" shall mean the software used to run the poker room and allow the play of poker.
    2. Section References. References to a "Section" shall be deemed references to an enumerated section of this agreement.
    3. Subsection References. References to a "Subsection" shall be deemed references to labeled Subsection of this agreement.
    4. Reference and Convenience of Labels. Section headings and Subsection labels are used for convenience and referential notation only and shall have no interpretative effect or impact whatsoever.
  2. Use of Play Money

    Play Money and VIP Chips is a virtual currency used in Ring Play (located in the "Poker Rooms") and/or as the buy-ins for tournaments which award Play Money or VIP Chips as a prize.

    1. Gold Rush Poker Play Money chips and VIP Chips are for entertainment purposes only and are not redeemable or transferable for real-world funds or prizes whatsoever and cannot be used for any purpose except as provided in this section. Play Money is not redeemable for any amount of real world currency or monetary value from Gold Rush Poker at any time.
    2. VIP Chips and play money may also be purchased using real world currency and/or by successfully completing special offers or promotions. GOLD RUSH POKER may charge fees for the license to use its VIP Points or may award and/or distribute its Play Money and VIP Points at no charge, at GOLD RUSH POKER's sole discretion.
    3. Purchases of any virtual currency, including, but not limited to GOLD RUSH POKER Play Money, sold on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET are purchases of a limited, non-transferable, revocable license. The license may be terminated immediately if your account is terminated for any reason, in GOLD RUSH POKER's sole and absolute discretion, or if Gold Rush Poker discontinues providing and/or dramatically alters the services on the Site.
    4. Play Money or VIP Chips can be awarded based on successful completion of special offers or promotions at GOLD RUSH POKER's sole discretion. These awards are dependent on successful completion of said offers, as defined by the company or affiliate providing the offer or promotion.
    5. You agree that all purchases of virtual currency sold on GOLD RUSH POKER are final. No refunds will be given for virtual currency purchases. You agree that virtual currency will be forfeited if your account is terminated for any reason, in GOLD RUSH POKER's sole and absolute discretion, or if GOLD RUSH POKER discontinues providing and/or dramatically alters the services on the Site.
    6. You agree that the purchase of virtual currency sold on GOLD RUSH POKER is the purchase of a limited license and that you have no property interest in the virtual currency or virtual items.
    7. You agree that any awards or granting of Play Money, or any virtual currency, on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET received from completing a special offer or promotion are dependent upon successful completion of said offer or promotion.
    8. You agree that GOLD RUSH POKER has the right to manage, control, modify and/or eliminate Play Money as it sees fit at its sole discretion. Further, you agree that GOLD RUSH POKER will have no liability to you based on GOLD RUSH POKER's exercise of these rights.
    9. You agree that VIP Chips are non-transferable between GOLD RUSH POKER accounts. Further, Any play deemed unethical by GOLD RUSH POKER in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, team play, soft play, sale of chips between players or chip dumping) may result in the applicable player(s) accounts being terminated and further access to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET being suspended permanently with no obligation to the applicable players.
  3. Accounts

    There are two types of Accounts for GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET: Basic and Paying. We charge a fee for paying membership. Paying members receive certain membership benefits, which may vary from time to time, including, newsletters, access to special offers, community features and services. These are benefits that are not available to Basic members. Paying members will also have access to play in Paying Tournaments and participate in related activities without having to complete mail-in registration. Note we reserve the right in our sole discretion to substitute, modify or terminate specific Paying member benefits. You have no right to a specific Paying member benefit.The following section describes the requirements and services provided to members of each type of Account.

    1. Basic Account. Basic Accounts are free, and you may take part in all of the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET services available to Basic Account members.
      1. Registration. You must provide the following information to register for a Basic Account:
        1. Email address
        2. Screen Name
        3. Password
        4. Location (State/Country)
      2. Eligibility. To have a Basic Account, you must:
        1. Be at least 18 years old.
        2. Be the individual who is assigned to the e-mail address submitted on your account registration form.
        3. Be physically located in a location that does not place restrictions on your participation.
        4. Abide by this agreement at all times.

    2. Member Account. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET charges a subscription fee for Accounts and may provides additional products and services that are not provided to all Account members.
      Information regarding the pricing and services for Paying Accounts may be found here:
      1. Registration. In addition to the information required for a Basic Account, you must provide the following information to register for a Paying Account:
        1. Home address
        2. Billing address
        3. Legal name
        4. Credit card information
      2. Eligibility. To have a Paying Account, you must:
        1. Be at least 18 years old.
        2. Be the individual who is assigned to the e-mail address submitted on your account registration form.
        3. Be physically located in a location that does not place restrictions on your participation.
        4. Residents from the following States are excluded from becoming Paying Members: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington. Residents from Quebec, Canada are not eligible.
        5. Abide by this agreement at all times.
  4. VIP Chip Subscriptions and Member Accounts

    1. VIP Chips may be purchased on a monthly recurring basis. Billing month cycle will be of thirty days and IS NOT BASED on Calendar Months. By registering for any VIP Chip Subscription, you authorize GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET to charge applicable recurring fees to your designated credit card. Monthly subscriptions are billed on a 30-day cycle, which begins upon successful registration (or at the end of a limited trial period, if applicable to a promotion that you joined through) and ends 30 days thereafter.
      1. Miner: $19.95 Per Month Membership Package includes 10,000 VIP Chips, awarded to subscriber's account once a month at the time of successful (re)billing. If the player has a zero Balance, he/she is refreshed each night another 5,000 in VIP Chips each day for the THIRTY DAY TERM.
      2. Master Miner: $24.95 Per Month Membership Package includes 100,000 VIP Chips awarded to subscriber’s account once a month at the time of successful (re)billing. If the player has a zero Balance, he/she is Refreshed each night another 10,000 in VIP Chips each day for the THIRTY DAY TERM.
      3. Gold Miner: $29.95 Per Month Membership Package includes 250,000 VIP Chips awarded to subscriber’s account once a month at the time of successful (re)billing. If the player has a zero Balance, he/she is Refreshed each night another 10,000 in VIP Chips each day for the THIRTY DAY TERM.
  5. Methods of Entry for Free Cash Tournaments

    1. Open Tournaments.
      Open tournaments are available to anyone who becomes a member by completing the registration process at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET; Meets the qualifications set forth herein and affirmatively accepts these terms and conditions and the associated privacy policy.
      1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OPEN TOURNAMENTS.
      2. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER DAILY CASH TOURNAMENTS OR QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS.
    2. Membership Fee.
      1. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET charges a fee to receive certain membership benefits such as VIP Chips (which have no real world value), no advertisements during game play, individual performance ratings and Live Chat customer service that are not available to free members. Members will also be granted access to play in Daily Cash tournaments and Qualifying tournaments and participate in related activities on GOLD RUSH POKER without having to complete a mail-in registration.
        1. YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE AND ARE NOT REFUNDABLE IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR ANY REASON.
        2. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to change the fees, charges or billing methods in effect, or add new fees and charges, at any time. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will announce these changes in advance. You are responsible for reviewing the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET website to obtain timely notice of such changes. Continued use by you of the Service after notice of the changes constitutes acceptance of such changes. If you decide to cancel your membership, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will not refund any fees accrued to your Account before you canceled. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will not prorate fees for any membership. If your use of our services is subject to use or sales tax, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may charge you for any use or sales tax.
        3. If you decide to cancel your VIP membership, which you can do at any time up to five (5) days before the next billing period without being billed for the next period, we will not refund any fees accrued to your Account before you canceled. In our sole discretion, we allow you a grace period to remain a “conditional member” As a conditional member you will have up to six (6) days after expiration of your VIP membership to renew your membership by paying the VIP subscription amount then due. During the grace period you will be eligible to play in tournaments, but will not be eligible to claim any prizes won if you do not renew your membership during the grace period.
    3. Mail-In Entry. There is no entry fee requirement to participate in any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET tournament, including Paying Tournaments. The following is an alternative means of entry for obtaining access to Paying Tournaments:
      1. Register and Download Software. Register at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET as a Basic Member (no purchase is necessary), download and install the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET software.
      2. Mail-in Entry Requirements. For players who would like to participate in a Paying Tournament (ONE TOURNAMENT ONLY). Please send a 3”x 5” card placed in a #10 envelope to:
        • GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET
        • Post Office Box 646
        • Blaine, Washington 98231-0646
        with the following hand-written information:
        1. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Screen Name
        2. Email Address associated with GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Account
        3. First and Last Name
        4. Mailing Address: Street, City, State, ZIP Code, Country
        5. Date of Birth
        6. Specify the Tournament name and date you wish to play in.
      3. All Mail-in Entries must be postmarked at least ten (10) days and no more than twenty (20) days from the requested start date of the tournament.
      4. No more than one (1) Mail-in entry during the twenty (20) day period from the date of postage will be accepted; and you may not send more than 1 entry in a single envelope.
      5. Each 3" x 5" card must be an original. No copies, reproductions or facsimiles will be accepted. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will not be responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due.
      6. You may not be a resident of an Excluded State. ANY MAIL-IN ENTRY THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, AND WILL BE DESTROYED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DUTY OR OBLIGATION TO YOU OF ANY TYPE OR NATURE WHATSOEVER.
      7. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Points and Tokens. Mail-in entrants will receive tournaments points and tokens in the same manner as Paying Members. Mail-in entrants will have their accounts returned to Basic Account status after their mail-in entry time runs out.
      8. The odds of winning available prizes will be the same for mail-in entrants as online entrants.
    4. Use of VIP Chips.
      1. VIP Chips have no cash value whatsoever and cannot be used for any purpose except as provided in this Section.
      2. Value of 100,000 in VIP Chips is EQUAL TO $1.00 USD in REAL REDEEMABLE VALUE TOWARDS PRIZES but has No Real Redeemable Cash Value.
      3. Free Trial Accounts. If you accept a free trial Paying Account, we will begin to bill you for a monthly Paying Account when the free trial period expires, unless you cancel your Account before that time. You are always responsible for any Internet service provider, telephone, wireless and other connection fees that you may incur when using GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, even when we offer a Free Trial Account. Trial Accounts may not be transferred at any time to any other user and are limited to one person. You must provide credit card information to register for a Free Trial Account.
  6. Description of Play

    1. Poker Room Games. Players may play any of the following games in the poker room (a description of each game and its corresponding link on "How to Play" are listed below):
      1. Texas Hold'em (How to Play)
      2. Omaha (How to Play)
      3. 5 Card Stud (How to Play)
    2. General Rules Applicable to All Tournaments:
      1. All tournaments will begin at the time designated in the tournament details, which may be found in the GOLD RUSH POKER Game Client lobby. Each player will be assigned a seat and he/she may not change his/her assigned seat.
      2. Players may un-register from a tournament up to the time it starts OR until the tournament has reached capacity.
      3. There is a deal for the button at the start of the tournament; high card plays the button for the first hand.
      4. The button moves in the conventional clockwise manner so that no player receives the button twice in a row. Occasionally, a player may become the button without having played in the blinds due to other players being eliminated (this commonly occurs in online tournaments due to technical software issues). This may happen to any player during the course of a tournament and therefore creates no long-term advantage.
      5. If a player registers for any tournament and is inactive (does not participate) during the first blind level, the player may be removed from the tournament at Gold Rush Poker's discretion and no buy in will be refunded.
      6. If a player registers for any tournament and sits out 11 consecutive hands at any time, the player will be removed from the tournament and no buy in will be refunded.
      7. If two (2) players should be eliminated simultaneously, the player with the largest number of chips at the beginning of the hand will be designated as having finished higher. It is impossible for two (2) people to be eliminated simultaneously when going heads up at the final table.
      8. If two (2) or more players should be eliminated simultaneously with the same amount of chips at the beginning of the hand, these players will tie and split the prize amount awarded to all places affected.
      9. When a tournament is down to the last two (2) players, the button will post the small blind and be first to act in the initial round. The big blind will then be first to act in the following rounds.
      10. The tournament finishes when one (1) player has won all the tournament chips and is declared the winner.
      11. Any play deemed unethical by the Sponsor in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, team play, soft play or chip dumping) will result in the applicable player(s) being disqualified from the tournament.
      12. As players are eliminated over the course of a tournament, tables will be consolidated to keep a full complement of players. Players may be forced to post the blinds when arriving at a new table. Table reassignments are an inherent part of tournaments and apply equally to all players.
      13. Players and observers are required to use the chat function in a friendly and considerate way. At no time are players and observers allowed to discuss or comment on live hands. At no time are players and observers allowed to chat in any language other than English. GOLD RUSH POKER reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove the chat privilege and/or permanently ban the account for any user in violation of this requirement.
      14. Internet issues may cause server interruptions and Sponsor will endeavor to limit such interruptions during a tournament, but Sponsor does not assume responsibility for any such problems. In the event of a player disconnection, Sponsor will allow extra time for the disconnected player to reconnect in the later rounds of a tournament. If a player chooses to sit out or is unable to reconnect, he/she will still have cards dealt to him/her and will automatically post blinds and antes. Players that are unable to reconnect during the allotted time will have their hand automatically folded.
      15. Tournament/Sweepstakes Rules
        GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Tournaments are not Gambling. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not a gambling site -- you are never asked to place a bet or risk money on a poker tournament or any game. The Service and all tournaments are subject to the laws governing sweepstakes, contests, and promotions, which vary from State to State. There is no purchase necessary to participate in any the tournaments available on the Service. The Service's tournaments are void if prohibited by the law in the jurisdiction in which you are playing. You are subject to all laws of the State or province and country in which you reside and from which you access GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and you are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any tournament offered at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, and no person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET has authority to make any such representations or warranties.
        Excluded States. Some States have sweepstakes laws that do not allow their residents to participate in sweepstakes such as GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to have residents from the following States be Paying Members or participate in Paying Tournaments: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington. In addition, residents from Quebec, Canada are not eligible.
        If for some reason a State is added to this list of Excluded States, all Paying members residing in that state will be notified of the change by email, and be advised as to how their membership status will be affected, and the timeframe for withdrawing any membership account balance. However, it also remains the responsibility of each member to review these Terms and Conditions at the time of each membership period renewal to determine if they reside in an Excluded State, and whether they need to withdraw their customer balance under this policy.
    3. Player Eligibility.
      1. Subject To Local Laws. You are subject to the laws of the country, state, city or other legal entity (collectively “Jurisdiction”) in which you reside and/or from which you access the Site. Access to the Site may not be legal for some or all residents of, or persons present in, certain Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to determine the law that applies in the applicable Jurisdiction and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the lawfulness of your participation in the tournament sweepstakes, or that materials on this Site are appropriate for use in your Jurisdiction. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET does not intend that the Site be used by persons present in Jurisdictions in which the playing of card games for free or entering sweepstakes may be prohibited or restricted. You agree that the Site does not constitute an offer, solicitation or invitation by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET for the use of any service in any Jurisdiction in which such activities are prohibited or restricted. You agree that, and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET asserts that, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET shall not have any responsibility under any laws in any Jurisdiction, other than the state of Delaware in the United States. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET further reserves the right to require you to provide proof that you are eligible to participate and win prizes in the online poker tournament sweepstakes prior to payment of any winnings or prizes. Proof of eligibility includes, but is not limited to, a copy of a valid government issued identification and proof of address. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse service and access to any potential participant.
      2. Services are not available to residents of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington. Residents from Quebec, Canada are not eligible.
      3. Parental Control. Parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available and may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to those under eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age to participate in the tournament sweepstakes in the applicable Jurisdiction, whichever is higher.
      4. Additional People Not Eligible. The following people are ineligible to receive any prize offered through the Service: employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family members) of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, and any other person with access to non-public information regarding the operation of any tournament offered on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. "Immediate family members" are parents, siblings, spouses, children, or any other person permanently residing in the same household with such employee, officer, or director. This section does not prevent employees, officers, or directors that work directly for The Gold Shaft from playing on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET so long as such play does not result in receipt of any prizes.
    4. Registration.
      1. Initial Account Establishment. To register on the Site and become a member, you must complete the registration process at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and affirmatively accept these terms of use and the associated privacy policy. You will receive a specific ID and password to enable access to your account to manage your account.
      2. Continuing Duty and Affirmation. Each time you use the Site, you represent and warrant to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET that: (i) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age to participate in a tournament sweepstakes in the applicable Jurisdiction, whichever is higher; (ii) your access to the Site, your participation in tournament sweepstakes, and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET's offering and operating the tournament sweepstakes are legal in your applicable Jurisdiction; (iii) the e-mail address submitted by you is owned or controlled by you; and (iv) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete. All such representations and warranties are relied upon by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. By applying for registration, you authorize GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET to make any and all enquiries as GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET in its sole discretion considers necessary to verify the information provided by you. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may require you to submit such proof of age, identity and place of residence as it may require, at any time. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate your registration and/or account where it has grounds to suspect that any of your provided information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You maintain the responsibility to promptly update the information provided at registration to keep it true, accurate and complete.
      3. No Employees. No employee of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET or of any of its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates, licensees, advertising, promotional or other agencies, software suppliers and/or developers is permitted to win any prizes on the Site. Any such person found to have violated this provision shall not be entitled to collect any winnings.
      4. One Account Only. You may only register one account for yourself. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you shall not register more than one account, for yourself. If it is determined that you have registered more than one account, then you acknowledge and agree that you shall not be eligible to win any prizes and you may be excluded from play.
      5. Account Expiration: Upon termination or expiration of a Paying Account, your Account will revert to a Play Money Account. After more than ninety (90) days of inactivity, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may delete all Player Points, Play Money, Badges, or other Account information you may have accumulated.
      6. How to Cancel. You may cancel your account by emailing support@goldrushpoker.net.
      7. Affirmation of Skill and Fairness. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TOURNAMENT SWEEPSTAKES ARE CONTESTS THAT ARE DETERMINED PRIMARILY BY SKILL AND THAT NO CONSIDERATION IS REQUIRED FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT SWEEPSTAKES. ADDITIONALLY, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THAT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE FAIR.
    5. Subscription Services. By registering for any Play Money Chip Subscription, you authorize GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET to charge applicable recurring fees to your designated credit card. Monthly subscriptions are billed on a 30-day cycle, which begins upon successful registration (or at the end of a limited trial period, if applicable to a promotion that you joined through) and ends 30 days thereafter. If you have signed up for an annual or quarterly subscription plan, you will be billed immediately. Your membership will be extended through the end of the billing cycle of your then pre-existing subscription plus the applicable number of days for the annual or quarterly plan chosen. All subscription membership plans renew automatically at the end of the applicable billing cycle unless you cancel your subscription plan before the end of the cycle. If, upon the scheduled subscription renewal date, the annual or quarterly plan billing attempt fails, you will be downgraded to a monthly membership and billed accordingly. If your use of our services is subject to use or sales tax, then GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may also charge you for any such taxes, besides the subscription fee or other fees published at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to change the fees, charges or billing methods in effect, or add new fees and charges, at any time. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will announce these changes in advance. You are responsible for reviewing the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET website to obtain timely notice of such changes. Continued use by you of the Service after notice of the changes constitutes acceptance of such changes. To cancel your subscription membership visit GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and login to the Member Login area for cancellation instructions. Your subscription membership fees are payable in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part for any reason. Credit Card Authorizations for Free Trial Memberships are required. You must provide credit card information to register for all trial offers to the Subscription Service. By signing up for a free trial, you agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may obtain a pre-authorization of up to $29.99. Some financial institutions may perceive these requested amounts as actual pending charges. While not actual charges, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not responsible for any results, such as an overdraft fee, that may occur to your account because of pending charges. If you accept a free trial of the Player's Club, we will bill your Account when the free trial expires, unless you cancel your free trial before that time. You are responsible for any Internet service provider, telephone, wireless and other connection fees that you may incur when using GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, even when we offer a free trial. Trial memberships may not be transferred at any time to any other user. Trial memberships are limited to one per person and one per credit card number.
    6. Promotion and Special Event Rules. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET conducts many promotions and special events. Each promotion or special event is governed in general by these Terms and Conditions. In addition, each promotion or special event may have a unique set of Rules that dictates entry requirements, prizes, schedule, etc. Therefore, each promotion or special event is conducted in conjunction with these Terms and Conditions and its set of Rules together. It is each member's responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions from time to time, and to review each promotion or special event’s set of Rules before participating.
    7. Non-Us Winners.
      1. Shipping, Duties and local taxes would be borne by the player so as to claim any of the above said gifts.
      2. Prizes redeemed by International players will be higher than listed in catalog. Kindly verify with support before redeeming your points
    8. Tournament Operation and Fair Play.
      1. Fair Play. Your play in each tournament is governed by the following standards of conduct. If you break any standard, then you will be disqualified from the tournament, and your Account may be suspended or terminated.
      2. No Automated or Programmed Participation. Any attempt to participate in any tournament at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET's by means of automatic, macro, programmed, or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the tournaments, may result in active pursuit of civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your Account, and forfeiture of all prizes to which you might otherwise be entitled.
      3. No Software Modifications. You may not attempt to modify, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Software in any way.
      4. No Collusion. Collusion between players by sharing hole cards or by any other methods is strictly forbidden. Because collusion is a violation of this Agreement, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may suspend or terminate your Account if you engage, or attempt to engage, in collusion, notwithstanding the effect of such an attempt. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may, in addition to other measures, restrict seating or prohibit players from playing at a particular poker table or in a tournament, including restricting two or more players from playing together at the same table or in the same tournament.
      5. No Chip-Dumping. Chip-dumping occurs when a player intentionally loses a hand for the purpose of deliberately transferring his chips to another player. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may suspend or terminate your Account if you engage in chip-dumping. "Zombies" are Not Eligible to Win. If you are registered for a tournament, but do not log in and play a hand in the first 30 minutes of that tournament, being a "Zombie", you will be disqualified from the tournament. Players that are disqualified are not eligible to win a prize.
      6. The Big One. Qualifying tournaments will be held each day and are open to all VIP players. Points will be awarded for the top three finishers in each qualifying tournament as follows:
        • 1st place = 3 points
        • 2nd place = 2 points
        • 3rd place = 1 point

        Each player will accumulate points by playing in as many qualifying tournaments as they wish for the entire length of the qualifying period."The Big One" Spring 2011 qualifying period will be 10 weeks. At the end of the qualifying period players with 1 or more points will qualify to play in "The Big One" tournament as an A, B, C or D qualifier.

        • A qualifier = The top 10 highest point totals accumulated during the qualifying period.
        • B qualifier = The next 25 highest point totals accumulated during the qualifying period.
        • C qualifier = The next 50 highest point totals accumulated during the qualifying period.
        • D qualifier = Any player who has accumulated at least 1 point during the qualifying period.

        Point totals for all players will be updated daily and posted on THEGOLDSHAFT.COM

        A player will have only one qualification level, that being the level they have attained at the end of the qualifying period.

        All qualifiers will be invited to play in "The Big One".

        A, B, C and D qualifiers will win cash in "The Big One" according to the following pay tables:


        "The Big One"
        FINSH TOP 10
        A Qualifiers
        NEXT 25
        B Qualifiers
        NEXT 50
        C Qualifiers
        1 Point or Better
        D Qualifiers
        1 $2,000 $1,000 $750 $500
        2 $1,500 $750 $500 $250
        3 $1,200 $600 $250  
        4 $750 $375 $100  
        5 $600 $300    
        6 $400 $200    
        7 $250 $100    
        8 $100      
        9 $100      
        10 $100      

      7. MGM Series: Winner will get a 2 night stay at the designated MGM property. 100.00 in cash or food voucher. Prize must be redeemed within 60 days of winning. The winner must provide own transportation to and from the prize destination. Terms are subject to change at the discretion of GRP. Prize is non-transferable.

        VIP chips can only be won by VIP paying members. If a non-VIP member wins a Finale based on having won a ticket through a freeroll they will still be awarded the grand prize but cannot be credited VIP chips bases on legal specifications. If a non-VIP member upgrades to VIP status within 10 days after winning or placing in any GRP finale that offers VIP chips as prizes they will be credited the additional chips from the prize pool in which they placed.

      8. Resorts Tournament: The Prize is an Two nights, three days hotel stay in a standard room at the Resorts Atlantic City plus $25.00 in slot play plus $25.00 in table game action and $25.00 in food credit. This is exclusive of transportation. This must be redeemed with a period of 90 days from the time of tournament completion on March tenth, else the prize will be considered as forfeited. There will be no cash value redemption for this prize. The winner is to notify the cardroom at info@goldrushpoker.net within the 90 days period of winning the prize for confirmation. This prize is available to Free Roll players. No Purchase Necessary.
      9. Aces & Angels Charity Tournaments: Primary Terms and Conditions can be found at aces-angels.org GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is the official online platform of Aces-Angels.org and will be hosting the tournaments and supporting customer service pertaining to the platform and client game server. Questions regarding elegibility to play in the series should be directed to aces-angels.org. If you have any problems with your player account specifically contact support@goldrushpoker.net. If you have not created a member account yet remember to use referral code Angels when registering your account. Thank you for helping us support the troops.

        Support for the charity campaign will require donations from approximately 400 players a month to fund the campaign. If this number is not reached all members playing in a monthly final will automatically be ticketed with a seat in the following months final tournament and in addition the top four places in the current month will be awarded prizes as approved by Aces-n-Angels with values not to exceed $250.00 for the first and second place however the third and fourth place being provided a prize valued at up to $75.00. All prizes will be worth at least $25.00. The prize selections are at the discretion of the tournament owner, Aces-N-Angels.org.

      10. Free Membership Giveaway (Freeroll): The top 3 winners will win the Free Month membership. To avail the free month membership won in the "Free Membership Giveaway" tournament you must sign up for the subscription membership within 30 days of winning the tournament. Kindly contact us at support@goldrushpoker.net for a refund once you subscribe for the membership.

        GoldRushPoker.net reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of any free membership giveaway promotions. Existing VIP Players are not eligible for Free Month Giveaway.

      11. Other. If GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET determines that you have engaged or attempted to engage in fraudulent, unlawful, dishonest or improper activity while using GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, including without limitation, engaging in any of the activities set forth above or any other game manipulation, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may take such action as it sees fit, including immediately suspending, or terminating your Account, or taking legal action against you.
    9. Cash Prize Awards.
      Our monthly prize amount represents the total cash awarded in any calendar year, divided by the twelve (12) months of that year.
      1. Verification. In order to claim your prize, you must be a verified member. To become a verified member, you must provide GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET with specific eligibility information. As long as you do not change your personal information (name or address changes), this will be a one-time process. You can validate your account identity at any time; you do not need wait to win a prize to complete the validation process. Validation requirements consist of Proof of Identity, Proof of Residency and Proof of Age. You must also validate that you are playing from a legal location. All three of these requirements must be fulfilled in order to validate your account and claim your prize.

        The following forms of ID are accepted:

        • Valid US Drivers License
        • Valid US State Identification Card
        • Valid US Military ID
        • Valid US or Foreign Passport

        To submit, scan and email your ID and Affidavit of Eligibility to support@goldrushpoker.net or mail a copy of the ID to the following address:

        • GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET
        • Post Office Box 646
        • Blaine, Washington 98231-0646

      2. Taxes. In compliance with United States Internal Revenue Service regulations, any person who wins aggregate sweepstakes prizes of more than $600.00 (USD) in cash or non-cash prizes at GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET in any given calendar year must complete an affidavit of eligibility that includes an IRS Form W-9. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will send an IRS Form 1099 or other appropriate form to such person and the Internal Revenue Service reporting such winnings. If a person does not provide a signed W-9 by January 15 of the year following the year in which he or she won $600.00 or more, then such winner may forfeit their winnings, or GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may withhold a tax amount (up to 30%) per IRS regulations. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you reside, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may also send you additional similar tax forms. You remain solely responsible for paying all federal and other taxes in accordance with the laws that apply in your state, province, and/or country of residence. Non US residents will be subject to back-up withholding for federal income tax purposes at 30%. Winners will be required to provide such documentation as the Federal Income Tax Regulations require.

        Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in voiding of the prize. If a Prize is not claimed or the winner is ineligible or fails to provide eligibility verification, then the prize will not be awarded. All winners are presumed to be ineligible until they are verified. Prizes not claimed with a verified winner within ninety days of the date of winning may be deemed to have been won by an ineligible player and the prize voided. Prizes for tournaments offering DVDs exclude SETS OF DVDS.

        Players who win non-cash prizes in VIP tournaments have 30 days to notify GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET of which prize, selected from the Prize Vault that they wish to receive. The 30-day time limit is from the date of the tournament the player won. Click on the link below to download an order form, which must be sent to info@goldrushpoker.net. After 30 days any prizes unclaimed will be returned to the prize pool. Click here to download the order form. Fill the form and send it to support@goldrushpoker.net

    10. Account Identifiers.
      1. Secrecy Obligation. Once you have selected and been allocated a unique username, password and/or PIN or other appropriate security code ("Identifiers"), it is your responsibility to keep these Identifiers secure and confidential. Some or all of these Identifiers are required to access certain areas of the Site. In the event that you are concerned that they are no longer secure and confidential, you should immediately notify GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET by sending an e-mail to support@goldrushpoker.net, whereupon new Identifiers may be selected and allocated and any future transactions under the previous Identifiers may be voided, at the sole discretion of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. Without limiting the foregoing, any transactions made and accepted on the Site where your Identifiers have been used (and where you have not previously notified GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET as provided herein) will be treated as valid.
      2. No Transfer. Your account is not transferable. Under no circumstances, shall you allow or permit any other person or third party, including without limitation any person under the legal age to participate in tournament sweepstakes, and in no event any person under the age of eighteen (18) years, to use or re-use your account or your Identifiers in such a way that may breach the standards or laws in any Jurisdiction where you are located and/or are a resident, or where such other person is located and/or is a resident. Any person found to have violated this section will not be entitled to collect any prizes or winnings and may be reported to the relevant authorities.
      3. You Are Responsible. You agree to be solely responsible for all use of the Site (including without limitation participation in tournament sweepstakes) through the use of any of your Identifiers (except where you have notified GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET as provided above) and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, along with its parent company, affiliates, managers, agents and directors, for any and all claims, losses, liability, damages and costs (including attorneys' fees and expenses) arising from such use.
      4. No Interest. Any monies or prizes held in your account shall not bear interest in your favor. If you win any money or prizes from the tournament sweepstakes, then you are solely responsible for and required to make all arrangements for the payment of any taxes due from you in your applicable Jurisdiction.
      5. Account Suspension.
        1. Right To Cancel Account. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to refuse or cancel your registration and/or account for any reason whatsoever at any time with or without notice to you. A non-paid player may not play any VIP Table Tournaments, the account may be immediately closed and all values, points associated with the account resort back to the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. The player that fails to keep his/her account paid loses all points/values of the account once non-payment of consecutive membership fees are paid.
        2. Investigation. If your account is terminated or suspended, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to determine whether to declare as void any transactions placed by you.
  7. Site Use

    1. Services May Change or End. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you, to add, alter or discontinue services offered on the Site without creating any obligation to you.
    2. You Must Obey Guidelines and Rules. When using the services on the Site, you agree that you are subject to any guidelines, policies or contest rules applicable to such services, which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines, policies or contest rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these terms. You fully accept that all computer instructions and responses sent over the Internet to and from GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and/or through use of software will be binding on you. Your commercial use of the Site or any of the online contests is strictly forbidden.
    3. Telecom and Access Fees. You are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Site and that access may involve third party fees, including without limitation, Internet service provider, telephone, cable or airtime fees. You are solely responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are solely responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Site.
    4. Odds, Risk and Fair Play. You acknowledge and agree that the tournament sweepstakes are skill based contests that measure your ability to play poker and manage risk against the skills of others and that you are not likely to profit from this entertainment endeavor.
    5. Cheating. You acknowledge and agree that you shall not cheat, attempt to cheat, or otherwise interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operations of the Site or any particular Site service or contest. If GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET believes in its sole discretion that you have engaged, or attempted to engage, in any act to cheat, use automated technology or otherwise unfairly alter your likelihood of winning, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the Site, then, in such an event, you will forfeit all prizes or winnings to which you may otherwise be entitled, and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to institute civil or file criminal proceedings against you and to report you to the relevant regulatory authorities.
  8. Behavior & Responsibility

    1. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of any Site or use of any portion of the Site for any commercial purposes.
    2. You shall not register multiple accounts or use any automated technology, including but not limited to robots, scripts, macros, and/or programs, LAN play, or engaging in team play on any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET web site, including but not limited to the Site. You acknowledge and understand that any attempt to participate in any service offered on any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Site by means of automatic, macro, programmed, or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Site, will result in civil and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your account, and forfeiture of all winnings to which you may otherwise be entitled.
    3. You shall accept and abide by the contest rules set forth on the contest rules web page, to be amended from time to time by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET in the sole discretion of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET.
    4. You agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not liable for any loss caused by any unauthorized use of your credit card by a third party in connection with any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET Site or any third party site.
    5. Any attempt to defraud any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site through the use of credit cards or any other form of payment, regardless of the outcome, or any failure by you to honor charges or requests for payment will result in immediate termination of your account, forfeiture of any winnings to which you are otherwise entitled, and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
    6. You agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not, and shall not be, responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from hacking, tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site or your account.
    7. You, as the holder of your account, are solely responsible for all obligations and are entitled to all benefits there from, and may not allow any other person to access your account, access any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site, accept any winnings, or participate in any services using your account information. Your account is not transferable to any other person. By registering and/or participating in any services offered on the GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET harmless from or for any claims, liability, damages, and/or costs (including attorneys' fees) arising from any use of your account by any person.
    8. You agree to never transmit data, conversation, or any other information that may be (i) be defamatory or offensive, (ii) slanderous, (iii) rude, (iv) infringe the rights of any third party, (v) provide information regarding playing contests on the Site, or (vi) deemed generally unacceptable behavior in the sole discretion of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET.
    9. Computer Errors. You acknowledge that full freedom from errors and incompleteness is impossible to achieve with respect to computer software. If you become aware that the software contains any error, or is incomplete, you shall immediately notify GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET by e-mail at support@goldrushpoker.net. You agree to refrain from taking any advantage whatsoever of that error or incompleteness and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to recover any such advantage that you do gain from such error or incompleteness, as well as all associated costs, damages and expenses in making such recovery. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will not be liable for any alleged winnings that are, in GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET's sole discretion, the result of a system error or malfunction.
    10. Verification. Whenever GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET requests additional verification, proof or documentation from you, including without limitation a copy of your passport, driver's license or utility bill, such materials must be sent by facsimile, mail or such other means of communication specified by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. Such materials will become the property of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and will not be returned to you.
  9. Third Party Websites

    1. Other Sites Are Not Our Responsibility. This Site may link you to other websites, which websites may contain information or material that some people may find objectionable. These other websites are not under the direct control of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and you acknowledge that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright and trade mark compliance, legality, decency or any other aspect of the content of such websites. You further acknowledge and agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third party content, goods or services available on or through any such website.
    2. Future Marketing. You hereby acknowledge and agree that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and/or its affiliates may market products and services to you in the future.
  10. Proprietary Rights

    1. Intellectual Property. You acknowledge and agree that all content and materials available on this Site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Designated trademarks, service marks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on this Site is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET. Except as expressly authorized by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials or content. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download one copy of the materials or content on this Site on any single computer at any given time for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these terms is strictly prohibited.
    2. License. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use any necessary software used in connection with its services on any single computer at any given time, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the software. You agree not to modify the software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the software, including, without limitation, for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Site. You agree not to access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET for use in accessing the Site.
    3. Trademarks. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Service are registered and unregistered Trademarks of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET or others. Nothing contained on the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Service without the written permission of GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET or such third party that owns the Trademark displayed on the Service. Your misuse of any Trademark displayed on the Service, or any other content on the Service, except as provided in this Agreement, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including but not limited to, the active pursuit of criminal prosecution or civil litigation where appropriate.
    4. Feedback and User Communication. Any communication or material you transmit to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information, without any additional compensation to you.
    5. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied without your authorization and is available on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you may provide notice of your claim to Provider’s Designated Agent listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information:
      1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
      2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
      3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET;
      4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
      5. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
      6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
      • Provider's Designated Agent is:
        • GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET
        • Post Office Box 646
        • Blaine, Washington 98231-0646

      The Designated Agent should be contacted only if you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Website. All other inquires to the Designated Agent will not be answered.

  11. Privacy

    1. The GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site is not open to anyone under the age of eighteen (18).
    2. The GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site privacy policy is set forth in the Privacy Policy; you hereby agree to the terms of this policy and acknowledge that such terms and policies may be changed without specific notice to you.
  12. No Warranty

    1. Your use of this Site is at your sole risk.
    2. All materials, information, software, products and services included in or available through this Site (“materials”) are provided “as is” and “as available” for your use. The materials are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, its subsidiaries, and its licensors do not warrant that the materials are accurate, reliable or correct; that the Site will meet your requirements; that the Site will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the materials are free of viruses or other harmful components. Any materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site are downloaded at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such download.
    3. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.
    4. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET does not warrant any client software you may download from the Site or from related sites. All materials, information, client software, products and services included in or available through this Site ("client materials") are provided "as is" and "as available" for your use. The client materials are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, its subsidiaries, and its licensors do not warrant that the client materials are accurate, reliable or correct; that the Site will meet your requirements; that the client materials or Site will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors in the client materials will be corrected; or that the client materials are free of viruses or other harmful components. Any client materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site are downloaded at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such download.
  13. Limitation of Liability

    • In no event shall GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, its subsidiaries, or its licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, that result from the use of, or inability to use, this Site, including unauthorized access to or alterations to your transmissions of data. Under no circumstances will GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from hacking, tampering or other unauthorized access or use of the Site or your account or the information contained therein. This limitation of liability section applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

      YOU AGREE THAT GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY RESULTING FROM USE, ACCESS, OR ATTEMPTED USE OR ACCESS OF THE SERVICE. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURY CAUSED BY DOWNLOADING ANY INFORMATION FROM THE SERVICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER, ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICE. RIGHT TO CANCEL OR MODIFY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE OR GAMES OFFERED.

      No warranty or representation is made that the prize pool will consist of a specific amount or number of tournaments or kind of tournaments. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion to modify the tournaments, kinds and types of games offered and the scheduling of all games and tournaments. If we, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION determine that operating the tournament sweepstakes IN WHOLE OR IN PART is not feasible for any reason, including, but not limited to, a change in the risk of operating the contests, or insufficient participation in one or more of the tournament contests, then we may cancel OR MODIFY all or any of the tournaments and we shall owe you nothing. You understand and acknowledge that as a Paying member, you are receiving benefits of membership exclusive of the opportunity to participate in tournaments and that you may terminate your membership in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

  14. Sole Remedy

    • In any event, your sole and exclusive remedy for any liability relating to or arising out of the service or this agreement, regardless of the form in which any legal or equitable action may be brought, shall be for you to discontinue your use of the service and terminate this agreement.
  15. Indemnity

    • You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and its parent, subsidiaries, agents, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from all liabilities, actions, claims and expenses, including legal fees, asserted by any third party, governmental body or governmental agency, arising out of or relating to: (a) this agreement; (b) your use of the Site, including any data or work transmitted or received by you or any service provider; (c) your connection to any GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET site; (d) your violation of this agreement; (e) your violation of any gaming regulations, edicts or laws to which the you are subject; or (f) your violation of any rights of a third party or service provider.
  16. Right to Cancel Contest

    1. If GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, its parents, affiliates, managers, or directors determines that operating the tournament sweepstakes is not feasible for any reason, including, but not limited to, a change in the risk of operating the contests, or insufficient participation in the contests, then the tournament sweepstakes may be ended by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET shall owe you nothing. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, its parents, affiliates, managers, or directors, may in their sole and absolute discretion have a drawing for any prizes in the event that the tournament sweepstakes is cancelled.
    2. If GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET determines, in its sole discretion, that operating or concluding a tournament sweepstakes is not feasible for any reason, including without limitation, any of the reasons set forth in this section, then GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET may cancel such tournament.
    3. Technical Issues. If technical difficulties compromise the integrity or ability to continue registration or play, GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to terminate the tournament.
    4. Computer, Internet, or Other Technology Failures and/or Errors. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operations or transmission; theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations to the Service, computer transmissions, or for technical telephone equipment, electronic, hardware or software, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions of any kind; or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive information by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet.
    5. User's Technology. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed software transmissions that may limit your ability to participate, or damage your system as a result of participation, or downloading any information necessary to participate in the tournaments. Minimum Players. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET reserves the right to terminate or cancel a tournament if such tournament does not have the minimum number of users registered to participate.
  17. Miscellaneous

    1. Incorporation. You agree that this agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET, in its sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.
    2. No Waiver. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET's failure to enforce in one or more instances any of these terms shall not be construed as a waiver of the future performance of any term.
    3. Severability and Integration. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET with respect to this Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET with respect to this Site. If any part of these terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
    4. Notices. Except as expressly stated otherwise, any notices to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET shall be made by registered mail to:
      • GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET
        Attention: Legal Department
        Post Office Box 646
        Blaine, Washington 98231-0646
      Notices to you may be made to the e-mail address you provide to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET during the registration process or by postal mail (including registered mail) to the address you provide to GOLDRUSHPOKER.NET during the registration process. Notice sent to you shall be deemed given twenty-four (24) hours after e-mail is sent and three (3) days after the date of mailing.
    5. Time Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this agreement or use of the Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises or be forever barred.
    6. Choice of Law and Forum. This Agreement is governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada, irrespective of any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any dispute that cannot be resolved between the parties will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You further agree that any legal action arising from any dispute will proceed only in the state or federal courts located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue in such courts for any such action. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these terms, the tournament sweepstakes or your use of this Site shall be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution terms set forth in respective section of these terms.

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE AND CHECKING THE "I ACCEPT" BOX, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY, UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, ARE DULY AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, AND YOU WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.