Frequently Asked Questions
I. Max's Investment World
Stock Market Investment Challenge Rules
The Max's Investment World Stock Market Investment Challenge (the "Game"), is operated by Excellence Internet Services, Ltd. and all promotions related thereto are VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. No purchase or fee is required to play the
Max's Investment World Stock Market Challenge. Max's Investment World Stock Market Challenge is open to persons
thirteen (13) years of age or older unless noted otherwise. No purchase necessary. Must be 13 years of age to enter. It
is not necessary to purchase any products in order to participate in the Game.
2. GAME PERIODS
The Open game does not have a closing period. Private competition game periods are determined by their creators. Upon
registration each entrant shall receive 200,000 game dollars in his game account (the "Game Account") that shall
be used to effect the mock stock trades in the Game (the "Game Dollars"). In no event shall any entrant begin any Game
Period with more than 200,000 Game Dollars in his Game Account.
3. TO ENTER
Before entering, each entrant must read and accept these Official Rules. Entrants may only enter the Game online. To
enter, entrants must complete an online entry page located at http://www.stocks-game.com to set up a Game Account
under a "Player Name." Max's Investment World reserves the right to change any participant's "Player Name" at their sole
discretion. Limit to the Open game is one (1) entry per person per Game Period. There is no limit to the number of
entries in the Private Competitons. Entries by different persons using the same e-mail account are prohibited. Should
more than one (1) entry per person be received in a Game Period, Max's Investment World reserves the right to void all
entries submitted by such person. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. All entries shall become the exclusive
property of Max's Investment World and will not be returned to the entrant. Max's Investment World reserves the right to
limit the number of entries in the Game for any or no reason at any time.
Max's Investment World is not responsible for (i) lost, late, delayed, misdirected, unintelligible, or incomplete entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or
software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (iii) errors in transmission;
or (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Max's Investment World which may cause the Game and all
related promotions to be disrupted or corrupted.
Odds of winning depend on the skill each entrant exhibits in playing the Game, the skill of the other participants in the Game during that Game Period, and market performance.
The Game is governed by these Official Rules. By participating, contestants agree to abide by these Official Rules, and
understand that the Game's results are final in all respects. All decisions regarding the Game will be made by Max's Investment World, whose decision will be final and binding.
Max's Investment World reserves the right to correct or delete any transaction or change in an entrant's portfolio that occurred due to a technical problem regardless of
whether this correction or deletion results in an increase or decrease in the value of such entrant's portfolio.
Entrants grant Max's Investment World the right to use and publish their proper name and state online, in print, or
any other media, in connection with the Game, except where prohibited by law.
Max's Investment World may prohibit any
contestant from participating in the Game or any future promotion in connection therewith, at their sole discretion, if
such contestant (i) tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Game or Website, (ii) repeatedly shows a
disregard for the Official Rules, or (iii) acts (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse,
threaten, or harass Max's Investment World or any other contestant, or (c) in any other disruptive manner. ANY ATTEMPT
BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE
GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Max's Investment World RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Max's Investment World reserves the right to terminate or modify the Game at any time after its commencement without prior notice.
6. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE
Max's Investment World (MIW) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE REGISTRATIONS OR GAMES PLAY
INFORMATION OR ENTRY OF INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY MIW USERS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED
WITH OR UTILIZED BY MIW OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE OPERATION OF MIW. YOU EXPRESSLY
UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MIW BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR
MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON MIW OR THE GAME.
SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL,
EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF MIW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF
LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON MIW OR THE GAME, FROM INABILITY TO
PLAY THE GAME, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE GAME (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY
SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH
OR ADVERTISED ON MIW OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON MIW, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE
RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON MIW OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN MIW. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MIW BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE
RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER
EQUIPMENT FAILURES, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, STRIKES, LABOR DISPUTES, RIOTS, INSURRECTIONS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES,
SHORTAGES OF LABOR OR MATERIALS, FIRES, FLOODS, STORMS, EXPLOSIONS, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF
DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS, NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES, OR LOSS OF OR FLUCTUATIONS IN HEAT, LIGHT, OR
In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitation may
not apply to you.
7. INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE
By registering with Max's Investment World or by playing the Stock Market Challenge, you agree to indemnify Max's Investment World and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees and hold them harmless from any and
all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from or relating to your use or misuse of the Max's Investment World Stock Market Challenge, from any person's use of any account or password you maintain with the Stock
Market Challenge, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you, or from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of
any prize. By registering with Max's Investment World or by playing the Stock Market Challenge, you are hereby agreeing
to release Max's Investment World and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees from any and all
claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature
whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them
arising out of or in any way related to such disputes, Max's Investment World, and/or any prize. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO
WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS
OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES
"A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE
TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
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