LANFest Party Disclaimer and Legal Notice
- Participants WILL conduct themselves in a professional and sportsmanlike manner.
- Participants will be respectful of each other’s person and equipment.
- Raffle winners will make themselves available for photos as per sponsor’s requirements.
- Failure to follow these guidelines will result in immediate disqualification.
- The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
- The possession of firearms is prohibited.
LANFest has a zero tolerance for cheating! Cheats include, but are not limited to: cheat codes, exploits, debug version game kernels or libraries, excessive ping of network devices or computers to slow network bandwidth. If you are caught cheating during any tournament match, it will result in the forfeiture of the game, and disqualification from all remaining tournaments/games and possible removal from the site.
ACTS OF VIOLENCE:
Acts of violence will NOT be tolerated! Intentional damage to the property, other guest's computers, staff property, network equipment, and items belonging to sponsors, is grounds for immediate removal from the event without refund. The LANFest staff reserve the sole right to define what is and what is not a violent act. No weapons of any kind are allowed at LANFest, this includes play toy weapons, paintball markers, Airsoft guns etc.
LANFest does not, under any circumstances condone any type of illegal activity whatsoever, including but not limited to the copying of illegal software, MP3's or distribution of pornographic material to minors. LANFest Staff / Admins do not condone pirating; however we cannot and will not police machines and network traffic trying to find such items. Each individual is solely responsible for the software / files and the copyright laws associated with items that are located on their machine. In addition LANFest has a firm policy against viewing of pornographic material at our events. Please be aware that making pornographic material viewable and or accessible to minors is illegal. If a staff member view's pornography displayed on your computer at any time, you will be removed from LAN party without refund. Participants understands that his/her machines(s) are his/her personal responsibility and liability and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LANFest /Staff /Hosts/ Sponsors and each Sponsor's directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from any claims arising out of, in whole or in part, the participant's use in any way of his/her computers, monitor, or other computer related equipment during any LANFest.
LANFest does not tolerate hacking of any kind under any circumstance. Hacking of computers, network devices, DoS attacks, viruses, backdoors or anything of the sort is grounds for immediate dismissal from the LANFest party without refund and can lead to banning said player from all future events.
LANFest officials along with Sponsors execute all facets of the LAN Party and Tournament. LANFest Administrators and Sponsors reserve the right to require any Participant to replay any match for any reason, at their sole discretion and to disqualify any participant who fails to follow the Official Rules, who makes any misrepresentation relative to the Tournament and/or the redemption of prizes, who tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Tournament or Web Site, who acts in violation of the Official Rules, who acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person(s). To ensure that players have played according to the Official Rules, Tournament Officials will review ALL game play during the Tournament. Decisions by Tournament officials are FINAL. All prizewinners will be identified on site at the Event.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Sponsors and/or LANFest Administrators are not responsible for any inaccurate information, whether caused by the Official Web Site or by the Web Site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the event or the Tournament or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of Tournament results. LANFest Administrators/Sponsors assume NO liability for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with any person’s participation in the Event or Tournament, including without limitation, participation in any real life activity, or injury, loss or damage sustained from use of any prize won. If for any reason the Event or the Tournament is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus’, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the LANFest Administrator’s/Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Event or the Tournament, LANFest Administrator’s/Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Event and the Tournament without refund. By participating in the Tournament, each Participant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules. LANFest ADMINISTRATORS/SPONSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES COULD HAVE BEEN FORESEEN AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSORS OR ANY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVED NOTICE THEREOF.
All general prize drawings organized by the event administrators are open to anyone attending the LAN unless otherwise specified. To participate in the drawing a ticket can be requested at the registration desk. A person is eligible for only one ticket. The ticket owner must be present to win. A person can win up to one time.
All unescorted minors must leave the LAN party at 10:00 PM and cannot return until 7:00 AM. This applies to any person under the age of 18 if their parent/guardian is not present. There will be no exceptions to this curfew. Failure to follow the curfew will result in immediate removal from the LAN without refund and barred from any future LANs.
Section I, Definition of Terms:
For the purposes of this document, the following terms shall be used:
The LAN party, also referred to as a "computer gaming event” or “event” is officially known as LANFest.
The term “Hosts” includes, but is not limited to the Sponsors, Event Staff, Event Site personnel, and other persons.
The physical location of the LAN party is held at:
The official website of LANFest is lanfest.com and is the location of information for attendees regarding the LAN party.
Section II - Adult Waiver
I hereby acknowledge that I desire to participate in the computer gaming event(s) which is entitled and defined in section I as “the LAN party” at “the location”. I also acknowledge that my decision to participate in the LAN party is totally voluntary and is solely for the purpose of my pursuit of recreational activities that I enjoy. I authorize the use of any photos (both digital and print), and videos for LANFest use and posting on websites and in other print/digital media. I agree that I am fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in entering the premises including but not limited to wire hazards on floor, high voltage electrical wiring on floor, narrow aisles, and other hazards and/or in participating in the LAN party and hereby elect to voluntarily enter upon said premises, knowing the present condition and knowing that said condition may become more hazardous and dangerous. I, the undersigned, hereby assume all risk of illness or injury in the LAN party in which I voluntarily participate. For and in consideration of permission to participate in the LAN party, I hereby irrevocably and forever release, discharge, waive and hold harmless the LAN party and its officers, directors, employees, sponsors and agents (collectively referred to as “the hosts”) from any and all claims, losses, causes of action and liabilities of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating in any way to the LAN party. I voluntarily waive any claims that I might have against the hosts, and I understand and agree that the hosts assume no responsibility or liability for any injury to persons or property (including property that is lost, stolen or damaged), that may occur during the LAN party. I agree that I have read and will follow all official rules which are posted on the website and at the LAN party. I further agree that during the LAN party I shall conduct myself in an appropriate fashion and I shall not behave poorly by violating rules, performing harmful acts, using profanity, obscenity or any otherwise objectionable conduct towards any person or property involved with the LAN party. I recognize and understand that the hosts reserve the right to require cessation of any such activity and the hosts, in their sole discretion, may require my removal from the LAN party(s), without any refund of any kind. I acknowledge that I am at least 18 years of age. I agree this instrument, in its entirety, is intended by me to be binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators, agents and/or assigns.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place Where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By Signing this Waiver you acknowledge that by attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will adhere to state, local and venue health protocols.
These rules and guidelines are expected to be followed; failure to do so can result in the attendee being asked to leave and no refund will be given.