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Amazon Appstore for Android Terms of Use

Last updated: 23 May 2018

These Terms of Use are part of an agreement between you and Amazon Media EU S.a.r.l. (together with its affiliates, "Amazon" or "we") regarding use of the Amazon Appstore for Android and associated software, services and purchases ("Amazon Appstore"). Before you use the Amazon Appstore or download any Apps made available through it, please read these Terms of Use, , the Conditions of Use and Sale, and all rules and policies related to the Amazon Appstore (including, but not limited to, any rules or usage provisions specified on any product detail page or on any help or other informational page for the Amazon Appstore) (collectively, the "Agreement"). Please also see our Privacy Notice, our Cookies Notice, and the Interest Based Ads Notice, which are not part of this Agreement.


1. The Amazon Appstore. In the Amazon Appstore, you can access, browse, purchase and download software games, applications and other digital products ("Apps"). Apps include any content, ads, services, technology, data, in-app products (including Amazon-Sold In-App Products, as defined in Section 2.3) and other digital materials included in or made available through an App you download or use via the Amazon Appstore (including after you download it). Apps also include any updates, upgrades and other changes and versions that you later use or download from us. The party that provides an App for distribution is the "Publisher" of the App. Most Apps are provided and licensed to you by third-party Publishers. The seller of each App is indicated on its product detail page. We may make some Apps available via the Amazon Appstore at no charge and others for a price, as further described on our App detail pages. From time to time, we may offer sales, give-aways and other promotions in the Amazon Appstore. We may modify or discontinue any of these promotions at any time without notice to you.

2. Using and Downloading Apps

2.1 General. After you order an App and pay any corresponding price to us, you may download a copy of the App for your personal use to a device on which you have installed and signed in to our Appstore Software (as defined in Section 3.1). Apps can be used only on devices that use Android and meet certain other technical requirements. Generally, App device requirements are described on or through our App detail pages.

2.2 Trial Access to Apps. We may offer free trial and other limited versions of Apps so you can preview Apps before you purchase the full version. These versions may have limited features, may restrict permitted time of use and may contain other limitations.

2.3 In-App Products; Subscriptions. We may offer digital products for sale that are intended to be accessed or used within an App, such as additional or enhanced functionality, media content, or subscription access to content or services ("Amazon-Sold In-App Products"). Not all products and services available for purchase within an App are Amazon-Sold In-App Products. You will be able to identify Amazon-Sold In-App Products because you will see our logo when making the purchase and will complete the purchase using your Amazon Appstore payment method. Amazon-Sold In-App Products are subject to any use, access and other restrictions described on, or linked from, the Amazon-Sold In-App Product detail page or otherwise provided in this Agreement. If you purchase an Amazon-Sold In-App Product that is a subscription or start a free trial for such a subscription, your subscription will automatically continue at the regular subscription price using a payment method we have on record for you unless, prior to the end of the subscription term, you notify us that you want to cancel or that you do not want to auto renew. We may terminate a subscription at our discretion, for example, if the applicable Amazon-Sold In-App Product is no longer available. If we terminate a subscription before the end of its term, you will receive a prorated refund. We reserve the right to change subscription terms and prices from time to time, effective as of the beginning of the next subscription term. Other than for purchases of Amazon-Sold In-App Products, we are not a party to, and have no responsibility for, any payment or purchase transactions you make through an App (unless we expressly state otherwise in writing, such as in connection with purchases made through our Amazon Shopping App).

2.4 All Sales Final. You cannot cancel your purchase of an App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product once delivery has started, including via download or by us making it available to you in the cloud. By placing an order to purchase an App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product, you acknowledge and agree to this. Once you have purchased an App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product, we encourage you to download (if applicable) and access it promptly to be sure you have received it. If you are unable to complete a download or access an App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product, please contact Amazon customer service for assistance. Once you purchase an App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product and we make it available to you, you bear responsibility for completing the download (if applicable) and for all risk of loss after downloading or accessing the App or Amazon-Sold In-App Product, including any loss due to a device malfunction.

2.5 Downloading and Availability of Apps after Purchase. Once you have paid for an App, you may download the App for your personal use to compatible Android devices. In order to download an App to a particular device, you must have the Appstore Software installed on that device and be signed in to the Appstore Software using the user name and password for the customer account that you used to buy the App. We will usually continue making Apps you have purchased available to you in our Amazon Appstore so that you can download additional copies under the terms of this Agreement, but that is not always the case, and we may limit or disable further downloads of an App due to licensing restrictions or for other reasons.

2.6 Updates to Apps. The Publisher of an App may provide us with updates to that App from time to time. We may automatically install updates to your Apps, or prompt you to install the updates, depending on how your account and Appstore Software settings are configured.

2.7 Ratings. We may provide age and content ratings for Apps that are based on information provided to us by the Publisher or other third parties. While we require Publishers to provide accurate information regarding the content of their Apps, we cannot ensure that App ratings are accurate or that Apps do not include content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.

3. Use of and Restrictions on Apps and Appstore Software

3.1 Appstore Software. We may make available to you software that you need to install on your device in order to download Apps purchased from the Amazon Appstore to that device and to access or use Apps on that device (the "Appstore Software"). Terms contained in the Conditions of Use and Sale apply to your use of the Appstore Software. For additional terms that apply to certain third party software, click here. The Appstore Software may allow you to access or use the Amazon Appstore from a device, and purchases of Apps or Amazon-Sold In-App Products that you make via the Appstore Software will be charged to the 1-Click payment method associated with the account you used to sign in to the Appstore Software. Publishers may choose to protect their Apps using a digital rights management ("DRM") system implemented through the Appstore Software. Appstore Software includes any software we include in an App to enable the DRM or for other purposes. If you uninstall the Appstore Software from your device or sign out of your account in the Appstore Software, you will not be able to access or use any Apps on your device that Publishers have protected with DRM. You may not attempt to disable, bypass, modify, defeat, or otherwise circumvent the DRM or any other security or content protection system used in connection with the Amazon Appstore.

3.2 Separate Licences to Use Apps. Your use of an App will be governed by the terms and conditions of an end user licence agreement between you and the Publisher of the App (a "EULA"). The EULA for an App includes the terms set forth below (the "Standard EULA") and any additional end user licence terms included in the App (the "Publisher EULA"). If there is a conflict between the Standard EULA and the Publisher EULA, the Standard EULA will control. The Publisher has the right to enforce the EULA against you. If you do not want to comply with the EULA for an App, you must not use that App. Amazon is not a party to the EULA for any App (unless Amazon is the Publisher of that App). As used in this Section 3.3, the term "App" does not include any Appstore Software included within an App (your use of Appstore Software is instead governed by Sections 3.1 - 3.2 above). The Standard EULA includes the following end user licence terms, and if the App does not include a Publisher EULA, these terms will constitute the entire EULA between you and the Publisher:

(i) The Publisher is the licensor of the App.

(ii) If the App does not include a Publisher EULA that specifies App licence rights, Publisher grants you a limited, nontransferable licence to download and use the App only for your personal and noncommercial purposes.

(iii) You may download additional copies of the App to compatible Android devices that have been linked to the customer account that you used to buy the App in accordance with Amazon's rules and policies for the Amazon Appstore.

(iv) Any information that Publisher collects from you or your device will be subject to any Publisher EULA, privacy notice, or similar terms that the Publisher provides to you, and will not be subject to the Privacy Notice.

(v) You may not modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile (except to the extent such right to decompile cannot be excluded or limited by law and then only when the express permission of Amazon has been sought and refused) the App in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or sublicense any rights in the App, unless otherwise expressly authorised in writing by Publisher.

(vi) The App is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Publisher EULA, Publisher or its licensors own all title, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the App, and the App is licensed, not sold.

(vii) You acknowledge and agree that to the extent permitted by applicable law Amazon has no responsibility or liability with respect to your use of the App or any content or functionality in the App.

3.3 Compliance with Law and Reservation of Rights. You will use the Amazon Appstore Apps and Appstore Software in compliance with all applicable laws, including all export and re-export restrictions and regulations that may apply to the Appstore Software or any App. We reserve the right to change, remove, suspend, or disable any App without notice or liability.

4. Usage Restrictions The Amazon Appstore is offered in the United Kingdom. We may restrict access from other locations.

5. Personalisation and Product Improvement.  We personalise content and features in the Amazon Appstore and as part of the services provided in this Agreement, including by showing you recommendations on features, Apps, and services that might be of interest to you.  We also endeavor to continuously improve the Amazon devices and services we offer and your experience with them.

6. General

6.1 Changes. We may modify, suspend or discontinue the Amazon Appstore, in whole or in part, at any time without notice.

6.2 Suspension and Termination; Amendments. Your rights under this Agreement will automatically terminate without notice from us if you fail to comply with its terms. In case of such termination, you must cease all use of the Amazon Appstore and the Appstore Software, and we may immediately revoke your access to the Amazon Appstore without notice to you and without refund of any purchases. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights. We may amend any of this Agreement's terms at any time in order to offer new or updated products or features, including Apps, or to meet legal or other regulatory requirements by posting the revised terms on the website. Your continued use of the Amazon Appstore or the Appstore Software after the effective date of the revised Agreement terms constitutes your acceptance of the terms.

6.3 Exclusions of Liability. Without limiting the "Our Liability" Section in the Conditions of Use and Sale, Amazon will not be liable for any losses that arise from any use of the Amazon Appstore, Appstore Software, Apps, or Amazon-Sold In-App Products in any way that is prohibited by this Agreement. For losses that are not otherwise excluded, Amazon's liability to you for compensation (including any statutory right to obtain a refund) will be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for such purchased content.

6.4 Severability. If any term or condition of this Agreement is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.

6.5 Contact Information. For communications concerning this Agreement, please contact Amazon at Amazon Media EU Sarl, 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (Lux. Reg. no. 112767, Share Capital E12.500, Trading authorization no. 110001).

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