FUZZYCRITTERS - FAQ
The championship is not open to everyone. To compete in the championship, you must meet the following requirements:
The championship takes place over a one-week period. Each week is divided into two rounds. The first round is a “placement round” running from 9:00 pm EST on Sunday to 9:00 pm EST on Friday, whose goal is to sort players into four skill-based tiers. The second round is a “ranking round” that takes place from 9:01 pm EST on Friday until 8:59 pm EST on Sunday, whose goal is to rank players by skill within their tier. These two rounds are further described below.
The placement round determines which tier you qualify for. Based on your performance in matches during the placement round, you will qualify for one of four tiers: bronze, silver, gold, or diamond. The more skilled players will be placed into higher tiers. Rewards are different between tiers, with higher tiers having higher rewards. Your tier placement depends on your performance relative to other players in Fuzzy matches.
Once you have been assigned a tier, you may need to provide a championship entry fee using jade. The amount varies by tier:
Additionally, you can choose to upgrade from one tier to another for the following amounts (in addition to the normal entry fee for that tier):
The ranking round determines who wins a reward, and how large that reward is. Rewards are based on placement within each tier. Placement is determined by dueling with other players in your tier during the ranking round. The exact criteria for winning a reward, and the size of the reward are explained in the next section.
The championship follows a 4-week cycle before resetting and beginning again. Each week is identical, except that rewards in week 4 are doubled compared to weeks 1-3. Your pool placement and ranking are reset at the end of 4-week cycle, and do not carry over between cycles however the all-time leaderboard is not reset.
You earn rewards in the championship through skill-based play. Your tier and rank at the end of the championship will determine your reward, if any.
Reward recipients are determined by our servers, which track the placement and ranking of each player. You can check your tier and ranking information at any time through the game app.
Rewards are distributed once the verification and cool off period have been completed, and the winners are announced every Sunday at 9pm. You will be informed of your reward, if any, through in-game messages to your account. You can claim your reward at any time by interacting with the message you receive.
Rewards are provided in the form of Canadian dollars according to the table below:
In no event shall the PeopleCorp Gaming be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prize specified in these Official Rules. PeopleCorp Gaming does not guarantee that the Prize can be made available to the winner. The Prize is not assignable and not transferable and no substitutions are permitted. In addition, if the Prize is unable to be fulfilled to the winner due to any applicable law, rule or regulation, or if the winner cannot claim the Prize for any reason, then Sponsor reserves the right to not award the Prize at all. The winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Prize.
Rewards can be withdrawn in the form of legal tender once you have accumulated at least $30 in winning in your Fuzzy Critters account. Prior to that time, there is no right of withdrawal.
We reserve the right to choose the precise method of withdrawal (i.e. PayPal for example) and to refuse any other method of withdrawal. If a player chooses to withdraw an award, any associated fees (such as payment processing fees, PayPal fees, etc) will be deducted from the player’s accumulated reward prior to payment. Each Fuzzy Critters account may be associated with a maximum of one PayPal account. A PayPal account may be associated with a maximum of one Fuzzy Critters account. In certain instances, involving larger Prizes, at PeopleCorp's sole discretion, you will be contacted directly to receive it by a mutually agreeable method and payment will be subject to a confirmation of the winner's eligibility to receive a prize consistent with PeopleCorp Gaming's Rules and Terms and Conditions.All withdrawals are subject to identity verification anda maximum30-day cooling off period as explained below.Withdrawals may require a verification of your identity by us. If you refuse to participate in the identity verification process, or if we cannot verify your identity, withdrawals may be delayed or denied.
If your identity is successfully verified, payment will take place after a maximum 30-day cooling-off period, which will beginon the date that your identity was verified. Payment occur only after this cooling-off period has ended. All rewards will be frozen during this time. You may cancel your request for withdrawal of your rewards at any time during the cooling-off period. If you do so and wish to withdraw your rewards later, the withdrawal process begins again from the start.
These rules apply to each 4-week cycle and will not be changed once a championship cycle begins. However, these rules can be changed from one cycle to another, so please check whether there have been changes when you join a new championship. We reserve the right to suspend or cancel the championship when the current 4-week championship cycle is completed. Any rewards earned in that championship cycle will of course be honored, and the suspension or cancellation of the championship will not affect any rewards earned. We may also suspend or cancel the championship at any time to comply with our legal obligations, or in case of force majeure. Your ability to compete in the championship can also be affected by events beyond our control, such as interruption of your internet connectivity, loss or damage to your device, and so on. We cannot accept any responsibility for these events.
The following additional rules apply to your participation in the championship:
Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner’s acceptance of prize constitutes the winner’s agreement and consent for PeopleCorp Gaming and any of its designees to use and/or publish winner’s first name and profile picture in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of PeopleCorp Gaming, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.
We may amend any part of these Terms by adding, deleting, or varying their content. These amendments may be made at any time in our discretion, and could occur very close together, or very far apart, depending on the circumstances.
We will provide you with notice of the proposed amendment by posting an amended version of these Terms with a new version number. We will include a link to the previous version of the Terms beneath the new version number. The amendments will take effect 30 days after the date on which the amended version is posted. Prior to that date, the previous version of the Terms will continue to apply.
If you disagree with any amendments, you may terminate these Terms by uninstalling the App and ceasing to use the Services at any time within the 30-day notice period. If the amendment increases your obligations under these Terms, or decreases our obligations under these Terms, then you can cancel during the 30-day notice period and also in the 30 days after the amendments take effect. There is no cost or penalty for terminating these Terms due to an amendment. If you do not uninstall the App and cease using the Services during the applicable cancellation period, then by your continued use, you are considered to have accepted the proposed amendments.
[NTD: If you want to be able to make unilateral changes to the terms, this is effectively the only way to do so that will comply with Ontario law. I have also tweaked this clause so that you should be compliant with Quebec law as well, as a defensive measure. When you post an amended version of the Terms, you must provide a notification to your users that a new version has been posted. My legal recommendation is a pop-up of some kind. Many apps don’t do that though, because they are hoping that courts will uphold some lesser form of notice. That is a large but unquantifiable risk, so at this point, it’s a business decision about the best way to do so.]
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Our role is to make the App and Services reasonably available to you. We cannot control – nor can we accept any responsibility for – any other issues.
In all cases, our ability to deliver the Services requires a stable data. If your phone’s ability to access data via wireless networks or the Internet is compromised, the Services may be delivery slowly, inaccurately, or not at all. These connectivity problems can arise from many sources, ranging from physical interference to power outages to errors by telecommunication providers. Once again, your ability to effectively use the App or Services may be compromised through no fault of ours, and we cannot accept any responsibility for any problems or damages which might occur.
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The App includes virtual currencies Gold and Jade, as well as cosmetic and other items or upgrades that can be earned through solo or competitive play, or via in-game purchases (collectively “Virtual Items”).
You acknowledge that Virtual Items are a form of entertainment service and have no monetary value. This acknowledgement is subject to variation only by an express written agreement to the contrary between you and us. You further acknowledge that you do not own Virtual Items, and that instead, you have a limited, personal, revocable licence to use them through the App as part of the Services.
You agree that Virtual Items are specific to your account and cannot be transferred to anyone else. Your acquisition of Virtual Items is final and cannot be refunded once a Virtual Item has been applied to your account by our servers.
If we terminate the App or the Services, this may result in the non-availability of some or all of your Virtual Items. You accept this risk and agree that no refund or compensation is due in such a scenario.
If we terminate your account for any reason, this may also result in the non-availability your Virtual Items. You again accept this risk and agree that no refund or compensation is due in such a scenario.
We set the price of Virtual Items in the App and may change that price from time to time. Additional charges may be applied to your purchase of Virtual Items by various intermediaries, including platform (app store) fees, payment processing fees, taxes, data charges, etc. We have no control over any such additional fees. If you are not sure whether additional fees may apply, you should consult the appropriate intermediaries.
Certain functionalities of the Services (such as dueling) may require payment of Virtual Items, or a Virtual Item’s functionality may be used up when it is activated in-game. You agree that once a Virtual Item has been deducted from your account, it is gone and non-refundable, even if the functionality is subsequently interrupted or disrupted for any reason.
We may provide you with Virtual Items, either as a gift or as a reward for completing certain actions within the App (such as beating levels in the campaign). We reserve the right to change the conditions for receiving such Virtual Items, or the amount of Virtual Items that we provide, or to discontinue some or all of these distributions.
You agree that we may contact you with messages and information, including commercial electronic messages and information, via your in-game account for the App. This will involve you receiving messages via the device on which the App is installed, and possibly also emails through the account that you provided to us, the email communication will solely be used to communicate information about rewards. [if you will be using emails, specify the nature of the messages - are they purely game-related or will you sometimes do promotions, either for the game or other games?]
We may update the App from time to time in order to improve the App and/or the Services. Your ability to continue using the App either in solo play or multiplayer may depend on your installing these updates. If you have turned on auto-updates on your device, this will cause updates to the App to install automatically. By turning on auto-update settings, you hereby expressly consent to the installation of updates to the App.
We may at a future date organize one or more in-App tournaments. If we do so, these tournaments will be governed by these Terms, plus an additional set of tournament rules.
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Clauses 1, 2(b), 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 shall survive the termination of these Terms regardless of reason, and shall continue to bind both you and us.
NOT APPLICABLE TO QUEBEC CONSUMERS
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NOT APPLICABLE TO QUEBEC CONSUMERS
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These Terms can only be amended or suspended by following the procedure set out in clause 1, above. No other amendment or suspension is valid, nor can any purported waiver be set up against us unless the waiver follows the procedure for an amendment set out in clause 1.
These Terms (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the App and the Services. These Terms (and any amendments) replace and supersede any previous or existing agreement, contract, understanding, or representation regarding the App or the Services.
For clarity, despite this Entire Agreement clause, if we organize in-App tournaments, those tournaments will be governed by these Terms and a set of tournament rules.
You and us have agreed that these Terms and all related documents be drawn up in the English language. Les parties aux présentesreconnaissentavoirconvenu que la présente entente et les documents connexessoientrédigésen langue Anglais.
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