The services and the Site are still in testing phase and are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and may contain defects and software bugs. You are advised to safeguard important data, property and content, to use caution, and to not rely in any way on the correct or secure functionality or performance of the services and the Site.
You hereby represent and warrant that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms and to abide by and comply with these Terms. Decentral Games is a global platform and by accessing the Sites or services, you are representing and warranting that it is legal for you in your jurisdiction as is required to access such content and enter into arrangements as provided by the Site. You further represent that you are otherwise legally permitted to use the Site and services in your jurisdiction including owning cryptographic tokens, and interacting with the Site and related materials or information in any way. You further represent that you are responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction and acknowledge that Decentral Games is not liable for your compliance or failure to comply with such laws. You further represent and warrant that all funds or assets used by you have been lawfully obtained by you in compliance with all applicable laws.
Access to some areas of the Site is provided via a third party private key manager selected by you (e.g., a Web3 Provider, Metamask, a USB interface for Ledger Wallet, the Mist browser, or other). Security and secure access to each account is provided solely by the third party private key manager you select to administer your private key. You and the third party private key manager you select are entirely responsible for security related to access of the services and all information provided by you to such third party provider (including without limitation, email or phone number). Decentral Games bears no responsibility for any breach of security or unauthorized access to your account (the "Account"). You are advised to: (a) avoid any use of the same password with your selected third party private key manager that you have ever used outside of the third party private key manager; and (b) keep your password and any related secret information secure and confidential and do not share them with anyone else.
You are solely responsible for all activities conducted through your Account whether or not you authorize the activity. In the event that fraud, illegality or other conduct that violates this Agreement is discovered or reported (whether by you or someone else) that is connected with your Account, your Account (or Accounts) may be terminated as described in Section 15.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your devices. You are solely responsible for any harm resulting from your disclosure, or authorization of the disclosure, of your password or from any person's use of your password to gain access to your Account.
You must immediately notify Decentral Games of any unauthorized use of or access to your Account, password, or other breach of security at [email protected], however you accept that due to the nature of the services, Decentral Games will likely be unable to remedy any issues that arise.
Decentral Games will not be liable for any loss or damage (of any kind and under any legal theory) to you or any third party arising from your inability or failure for any reason to comply with any of the foregoing obligations, or for any reason whatsoever, except fraud on our part
Decentral Games cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your sharing or other loss of your private key or related information, or any other damage or loss arising from unauthorized access to your Account.
Transactions that take place using the services are confirmed and managed via the Ethereum blockchain. You understand that your Ethereum public address will be made publicly visible whenever you engage in a transaction using the services.
If you reside in a jurisdiction where online gambling is banned (such as the United States of America, China and South Korea) you must refrain from accessing content which includes online gambling.
You acknowledge and agree that your use of the services and the Site is at your sole risk. The services and the Site are provided on an "AS IS" and "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. You acknowledge and agree that Decentral Games has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to or use the services; what effects the services may have on you; the NFT you own; how you may interpret or use the services; or what actions you may take or fail to take as a result of having been exposed to the services. You release Decentral Games from all liability for your inability to access to the Site, services or any content therein. Decentral Games is not and cannot be responsible for and makes no representations, warranties or covenants concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, services, and Decentral Games will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site.
By utilizing the services, the Site or interacting with the platform or anything contained or provided therein in any way, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with cryptographic systems; and warrant that you have an understanding of the usage, risks, potential bugs based on novel technology (where applicable), and intricacies of native cryptographic tokens, like Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), smart contract based tokens such as those that follow the Ethereum Token Standard (https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/20), DG (the ERC-20 token that allows users to have the voting rights and govern Decentral Games), MANA (the ERC-20 token that allows users to claim parcels of LAND and trade with each other within Decentraland), LAND (the ERC-721 token, associating each LAND parcel's x and y coordinates with a definition of a parcel's 3D scene that makes up the larger metaverse), DAI (the ERC-20 token) and blockchain-based software systems.
Decentral Games, DG, MANA, DAI, LAND and ETH could be impacted by one or more regulatory inquiries or regulatory action, which could impede or limit your ability to access or use the services or Ethereum blockchain.
You acknowledge and agree that cryptography is a progressing field. Advances in code cracking or technical advances such as the development of quantum computers may present risks to smart contracts, cryptocurrencies and the services, which could result in the theft or loss of your cryptographic tokens or property, among other potential consequences. To the extent possible, Decentral Games intends to undertake reasonable measures to update the protocol underlying the services to account for any advances in cryptography and to incorporate additional security measures that Decentral Games should become aware of, but Decentral Games does not guarantee or otherwise represent that Decentral Games can provide security for the system. By using the services you acknowledge and agree to undertake these risks.
Some services allow the use of DG, DAI, MANA, ETH or other similar blockchain technologies. You acknowledge and agree that DG, DAI, MANA, Ether and blockchain technologies and associated assets, and other assets are highly volatile due to many factors including but not limited to popularity, adoption, speculation, regulation, technology and security risks. You also acknowledge and agree that the cost of transacting on such technologies is variable and may increase at any time causing impact to any activities taking place on the Ethereum blockchain. Decentral Games does not invite or make any offer to acquire, purchase, sell, transfer or otherwise deal in any crypto asset. Third parties may provide services involving the acquisition, purchase, sale, transfer or exchange of crypto-assets; Decentral Games does not provide any such service and does not undertake any liability in connection thereto. You acknowledge and agree these risks and represent that Decentral Games cannot be held liable for changes and fluctuations in value or increased costs.
There are risks associated with using an Internet-based currency, including, but not limited to, the risk of hardware, software and Internet connections failure or problems, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information stored within your wallet. You accept and acknowledge that Decentral Games will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when using the Ethereum network or any sidechain or similar device for processing transactions, however caused.
You acknowledge and agree that the Site, the services and related applications are software code and are subject to flaws and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for evaluating any smart contract, code provided by the Site, services or content and the trustworthiness of any third-party websites, products, smart-contracts, or content you access or use through the services. You further expressly acknowledge and agree that Ethereum applications can be written maliciously or negligently, that Decentral Games cannot be held liable for your interaction with such applications and that such applications may cause the loss of property or even identity. This warning and others later provided by Decentral Games in no way evidence or represent an on-going duty to alert you to all of the potential risks of utilizing the services or the Site.
Decentral Games neither owns nor controls MetaMask, Ledger Wallet, the Mist browser, Google Chrome, the Ethereum network, any Web3 Provider or any other third party site, product, or service that you might access, visit, or use for the purpose of enabling you to use the various features of the services. Decentral Games shall not be liable for the acts or omissions of any such third parties, nor shall Decentral Games be liable for any damage that you may suffer as a result of your transactions or any other interaction with any such third parties.
You are solely responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to any of your transactions, and any other transaction conducted by you. Decentral Games does not, and will not, have any insight into or control over any transactions conducted by you in Decentral Games and Decentraland, and thus is not responsible for determining the taxes that apply to your transactions entered through the services or otherwise involving any transaction, and is not to act as a withholding tax agent in any circumstances whatsoever.
You acknowledge and agree that the services do not store, send, or receive any tokens. This is because tokens exist only by virtue of the ownership record maintained on the services' supporting blockchain in the Ethereum network. Any transfer of tokens occurs within the supporting blockchain in the Ethereum network, and not within the services.
Upgrades by Ethereum to the Ethereum platform, a hard fork in the Ethereum platform, or a change in how transactions are confirmed on the Ethereum platform may have unintended, adverse effects on all blockchains using the ERC-20 standard, ERC-721 standard, or any other future Ethereum standard.
6.1 If you elect to purchase, trade, or sell a LAND parcel, Avatar, wearable or other non-fungible token (“NFT”) with or from other users via the services, any financial transactions that you engage in will be conducted solely through the Ethereum network or other sidechains via Web3 providers. Decentral Games will have no insight into or control over these payments or transactions, nor do we have the ability to reverse any transactions. With that in mind, Decentral Games will have no liability to you or to any third party for any claims or damages that may arise as a result of any transactions that you engage in via the services, or any other transactions that you conduct via the Ethereum network, and other networks, sidechains or Web3 providers.
6.2 Ethereum requires the payment of a transaction fee (a " Gas Fee") for every transaction that occurs on the Ethereum network. The Gas Fee funds the network of computers that run the decentralized Ethereum network. This means that you will need to pay a Gas Fee for each transaction that occurs via the services. You accept that the payment of the Gas Fee is inherent to the nature of the Ethereum network and alien to Decentral Games or due to the use of the services.
6.3 Transactions taking place in the Marketplace will derive in a 2.5% MANA-burn (the "Marketplace Transaction Cost") calculated over the amount of MANA involved in such transactions. Such MANA-burn cost will be borne by the participants to the transaction. All MANA spent under the Marketplace Transaction Cost will be burned (removing it from circulation) and shall not be collected by, or accrue to the benefit of Decentral Games, or any other party whatsoever.
6.4 You will be solely responsible to pay any and all sales, use, value-added and other taxes, duties, and assessments (except taxes that may apply on our net income) now or hereafter claimed or imposed by any governmental authority (collectively, "Taxes") associated with your use of the services (including, without limitation, any Taxes that may become payable as the result of your ownership, or transfer of any NFT and any activity conducted by you in Decentral Games and Decentraland). Except for income taxes levied on Decentral Games, you: (i) will pay or reimburse Decentral Games for all national, federal, state, local or other taxes and assessments of any jurisdiction, including value added taxes and taxes as required by international tax treaties, customs or other import or export taxes, and amounts levied in lieu thereof based on charges set, services performed or payments made hereunder, as are now or hereafter may be imposed under the authority of any national, state, local or any other taxing jurisdiction; and (ii) shall not be entitled to deduct the amount of any such taxes, duties or assessments from payments made to Decentral Games pursuant to these Terms.
Decentral Games may make changes to the Terms from time to time. When Decentral Games makes changes, the updated Terms will be made available through the Site and update the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of these Terms accordingly. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Any changes to the Terms will apply on the date that they are made, and your continued access to or use of the services or the Site after the Terms have been updated will constitute your binding acceptance of the updates. If you do not agree to any revised Terms, you must not access or use the services or the Site.
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IN ALL CASES INVOLVING ONLINE GAMBLING YOU MUST BE OLDER THAN 18 YEARS (OR THE MINIMUM LEGAL AGE IN YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE).
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10.4 YOU ACCEPT THE INHERENT SECURITY RISKS OF PROVIDING INFORMATION AND DEALING ONLINE OVER THE INTERNET, AND AGREE THAT DECENTRAL GAMES, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND THE DECENTRALAND FOUNDATION HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY UNLESS IT IS DUE TO ITS GROSS NEGLIGENCE.
10.5 DECENTRAL GAMES, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND DECENTRALAND FOUNDATIONWILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES YOU INCUR AS THE RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE ETHEREUM NETWORK OR THE METAMASK OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC WALLET, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM: (A) USER ERROR, SUCH AS FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS OR INCORRECTLY CONSTRUED SMART CONTRACTS OR OTHER TRANSACTIONS; (B) SERVER FAILURE OR DATA LOSS; (C) CORRUPTED WALLET FILES; (D) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR ACTIVITIES BY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF VIRUSES, PHISHING, BRUTEFORCING OR OTHER MEANS OF ATTACK AGAINST THE SERVICES, ETHEREUM NETWORK, OR THE METAMASK OR OTHER ELECTRONIC WALLET.
10.6 LAND PARCELS ARE INTANGIBLE DIGITAL ASSETS THAT EXIST ONLY BY VIRTUE OF THE OWNERSHIP RECORD MAINTAINED IN THE ETHEREUM NETWORK. ALL SMART CONTRACTS ARE CONDUCTED AND OCCUR ON THE DECENTRALIZED LEDGER WITHIN THE ETHEREUM PLATFORM. DECENTRAL GAMES HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND MAKES NO GUARANTEES OR PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO THE OWNERSHIP RECORD OR SMART CONTRACTS.
10.7 DG, DAI, MANA ARE INTANGIBLE DIGITAL ASSETS THAT EXIST ONLY BY VIRTUE OF THE OWNERSHIP RECORD MAINTAINED IN THE ETHEREUM NETWORK. ALL SMART CONTRACTS ARE CONDUCTED AND OCCUR ON THE DECENTRALIZED LEDGER WITHIN THE ETHEREUM PLATFORM. DECENTRAL GAMES HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND MAKE NO GUARANTEES OR PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO THE OWNERSHIP RECORD OR SMART CONTRACTS. DECENTRAL GAMES MAKES NO OFFER OR INVITATION TO ACQUIRE, PURCHASE, TRANSFER, SELL OR OTHERWISE DEAL IN DG, MANA AND DAI.
10.8. DECENTRAL GAMES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSSES DUE TO BLOCKCHAIN OR ANY OTHER FEATURES OF THE ETHEREUM NETWORK OR THE METAMASK OR OTHER ELECTRONIC WALLET, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LATE REPORT BY DEVELOPERS OR REPRESENTATIVES (OR NO REPORT AT ALL) OF ANY ISSUES WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN SUPPORTING THE ETHEREUM NETWORK, INCLUDING FORKS, TECHNICAL NODE ISSUES, OR ANY OTHER ISSUES HAVING FUND LOSSES AS A RESULT.
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You shall have a right to terminate your Account at any time by canceling and discontinuing your access to and use of the services. Decentral Games may decide to terminate or suspend all or part of the Site and the services and your access to the Site and the services immediately, without prior notice or liability. You will not receive any refunds if you cancel your Account, or if these Terms are otherwise terminated. You agree that Decentral Games, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate these Terms and suspend and/or terminate your Account(s) for the services. You agree that any suspension or termination of your access to the Site or the services may be without prior notice, and that the Decentraland Foundation and/or Decentral Games (and its officers and employees) will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such suspension or termination. If Decentraland Foundation or Decentral Games suspends or terminates your Account due to your breach of these Terms or any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity, then termination of these Terms will be in addition to any other remedies the Decentraland Foundation and/or Decentral Games may have at law or in equity. Upon any termination or expiration your Account, whether by you or us, you may no longer have access to information that you have posted on the services or that is related to your Account, and you acknowledge that Decentraland Foundationand/or Decentral Games will have no obligation to maintain any such information in the relevant databases or to forward any such information to you or to any third party. Upon termination of your Account, your right to use the services will immediately cease. The following provisions of these Terms survive any termination of these Terms: REPRESENTATIONS AND RISKS; TRANSACTION AND FEES; INDEMNITY; DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; LINKS; TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION; NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to the Terms.
If you believe that your Intellectual Property Rights or the Intellectual Property Rights of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, please provide Decentral Games a written Notice containing the following information:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the Intellectual Property Right;
a description of the Intellectual Property Right that you claim has been infringed;
description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the services;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner of the Intellectual Property Right, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are Intellectual Property owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
Upon receipt of your notice, Decentral Games shall determine if the alleged infraction to the Intellectual Property Right has taken place and shall notify the infringing user. As Decentral Games does not control the content being uploaded by other users, if the user does not accept to withdraw the infringing content, Decentral Games may take any of the following measures, (i) block the infringing content so as to render it inaccessible through the services (although it could be still accessible through other clients); (ii) terminate the infringing user's Account. Any further action, claim or remedy against the infringing user must be undertaken by the aggrieved user.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY - IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT
The parties shall use their best efforts to engage directly to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and engage in good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
If the parties do not reach an agreed upon solution within a period of 30 days from the time informal dispute resolution under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision begins, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below.
Specifically, any dispute that is not resolved under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.. The following shall apply in respect of such arbitration: (i) the number of arbitrators shall be three (one nominated by each party and one nominated by the ICC); (ii) the decision of the arbitrators will be binding and enforceable against the parties and a judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereto (provided that in no event will the arbitrator have the authority to make any award that provides for punitive or exemplary damages or to award damages excluded by these Terms or in excess of the limitations contained in these Terms); (iii) the seat, or legal place, of arbitration shall be the British Virgin Islands; and (iv) the language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English, any documents submitted as evidence that are in another language must be accompanied by an English translation and the award will be in the English language. Claimants and respondents shall bear its or their own costs of the arbitration, including attorney's fees, and share equally the arbitrators' fees and ICC's administrative costs. For purposes of cost sharing, all claimants shall be considered one party and all respondents shall be considered one party. The parties shall maintain strict confidentiality with respect to all aspects of any arbitration commenced pursuant to these Terms and shall not disclose the fact, conduct or outcome of the arbitration to any non-parties or non-participants, except to the extent required by applicable Law or to the extent necessary to recognize, confirm or enforce the final award or decision in the arbitration, without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitration.
The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND DECENTRAL GAMES AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in state or federal court to protect its Intellectual Property Rights. Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court's jurisdiction.
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following email address: [email protected] Your notice must be sent within 30 days of your first use of the services, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, Decentral Games also will not be bound by them.
Decentral Games will provide 60-days' notice of any changes to this section. Changes will become effective on the 60th day, and will apply prospectively only to any claims arising after the 60th day.
These Terms and the relationship between you and Decentral Games shall be governed by the laws of British Virgin Islands, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
For any dispute not subject to arbitration you and Decentral Games agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts with seat in British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation that Decentral Games may post on the Site or on the services) constitute the entire agreement between you and Decentral Games with respect to the services and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and Decentral Games. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict.
The failure of Decentral Games to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Site, the services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Site or the services may contact us using the relevant contact information set forth above and at [email protected]
The following definitions shall apply only to Section 13 of the Terms:
"Contribution" shall mean any work of authorship, including the original version of the Work and any modifications or additions to that Work or Derivative Works thereof, that is intentionally submitted to Licensor for inclusion in the Work by the copyright owner or by an individual or Legal Entity authorized to submit on behalf of the copyright owner. For the purposes of this definition, "submitted" means any form of electronic, verbal, or written communication sent to the Licensor or its representatives, including but not limited to communication on electronic mailing lists, source code control systems, and issue tracking systems that are managed by, or on behalf of, the Licensor for the purpose of discussing and improving the Work, but excluding communication that is conspicuously marked or otherwise designated in writing by the copyright owner as "Not a Contribution."
"Contributor" shall mean Decentral Games and/or any individual or Legal Entity on behalf of whom a Contribution has been received by Licensor and subsequently incorporated within the Work.
"Derivative Works" shall mean any work, whether in Source or Object form, that is based on (or derived from) the Work and for which the editorial revisions, annotations, elaborations, or other modifications represent, as a whole, an original work of authorship. For the purposes of this License, Derivative Works shall not include works that remain separable from, or merely link (or bind by name) to the interfaces of, the Work and Derivative Works thereof.
"Legal Entity" shall mean the union of the acting entity and all other entities that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with that entity. For the purposes of this definition, "control" means (i) the power, direct or indirect, to cause the direction or management of such entity, whether by contract or otherwise, or (ii) ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding shares, or (iii) beneficial ownership of such entity.
"License" shall mean the terms and conditions for the use, reproduction, and distribution of the open source, as defined by Section 13.
"Licensor" shall mean the copyright owner or entity authorized by the copyright owner that is granting the License.
"Object" form shall mean any form resulting from mechanical transformation or translation of a Source form, including but not limited to compiled object code, generated documentation, and conversions to other media types.
"Source" form shall mean the preferred form for making modifications, including but not limited to software source code, documentation source, and configuration files.
"Work" shall mean the work of authorship of the services, made available under the License, as indicated by a copyright notice that is included in or attached to the work.