GME Service Level Agreement

Last updated: 2019-05-30 15:12:26

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In order to use the Game Multimedia Engine (GME) service (the “Service”), you should read and observe this Game Multimedia Engine (GME) Service Level Agreement (this “Agreement”, or this “SLA”) and the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. This Agreement contains, among others, the terms and definitions of the Service, level indicators of the Service availability and success rate, compensation plan and release of liabilities. Please carefully read and fully understand each and every provision hereof, and the provisions restricting or releasing certain liabilities, or otherwise related to your material rights and interests, are in bold font or underlined or otherwise brought to your special attention.

Please do not purchase the Service unless and until you have fully read, and completely understood and accepted all the terms hereof. By clicking “Agree”/ “Next”, or by purchasing or using the Service, or by otherwise accepting this Agreement, whether express or implied, you are deemed to have read, and agreed to be bound by, this Agreement. This Agreement shall then have legal effect on both you and Tencent Cloud, constituting a binding legal document on both parties.

1. Terms and Definitions

Game Multimedia Engine (GME) Service provided by Tencent Cloud means the voice platform service provided by Tencent Cloud to you (“Client”), including without limitation real-time voice chat, voice messaging, audio-text conversion, audio filtering and other categories of audio services provided by Tencent Cloud Game Multimedia Engine. For details, please refer to the Service purchased by you and the content of Service provided by Tencent Cloud. You may achieve various voice features in an application through integrating SDKs provided by the Service.

Service Month(s): Service Month(s) means the calendar month(s) within the term of the Service purchased by you. For example, if you purchase the Service for a term of three months starting from March 17, there will be four (4) Service Months (the first Service Month from March 17 to March 31, the second from April 1 to April 30, the third from May 1 to May 31, and the fourth from June 1 to June 16). The availability of the Service will be calculated independently for each Service Month.

Service Unavailable: For each one minute, if the number of users which are not able to use voice functions in the application within which you uses GME to achieve various voice functions exceeds 5% of the number of total users, the Service within such one minute shall be deemed unavailable.

Service Downtime: The aggregated minutes during which the Service is unavailable within a Service Month. Each minute is considered as one measurement point for GME service. The sum of the measurement points of which the Service is unavailable during a Service Month shall be the Service Downtime calculated in minutes for such Service Month.

2. Service Availability/ Service Success Rate

2.1. Calculation of Service Availability

Service Availability = (1 - Service Downtime calculated in minutes within a Service Month / total time of a Service Month calculated in minutes) × 100%

2.2. Service Availability/ Standard Indicator

The Service Availability of the Service provided by Tencent Cloud will be no less than 99.95%. You are entitled to the compensation as set forth in Section 3 below if the Service Availability fails to meet the aforementioned standard, other than in any circumstance as provided for in the release of liabilities provisions below.

If it takes less than 5 minutes for the Service to recover from malfunction, such period shall not be counted into Service Downtime. Service Downtime means the time period starting from the malfunction to the recovery back to normal use, which shall include the time period for maintenance.

3. Service Compensation

In respect of this Service, if the Service Availability fails to meet the aforementioned standard, you will be entitled to compensations in accordance with the following terms:

3.1. Standards of Compensation

  1. Compensations will be made in the form of voucher by Tencent Cloud, and you should follow the rules for using the voucher (including the valid term; for details, please refer to the rules of vouchers published on Tencent Cloud’s official website). You cannot redeem such voucher for cash or request to issue an invoice for such voucher. Such voucher can only be used to purchase the Service by using your Tencent Cloud account. You cannot use the voucher to purchase other services of Tencent Cloud, nor should you give the voucher to a third party for consideration or for free.

  2. If the Service Availability for a Service Month fails to meet the standard, the amount of compensation will be calculated for such month independently, and the aggregate amount shall be no more than the applicable monthly service fee paid by you for such month (the monthly service fee referred herein shall exclude the portion deducted by a voucher or promotional credits, due to discounted service fee or otherwise deducted).

Service Availability for a Service Month Value of Compensation Voucher
≥ 99% and < 99.95% 10% of the monthly service fee
≥ 95% and < 99% 25% of the monthly service fee
≥ 90% and < 95% 30% of the monthly service fee
< 90% 50% of the monthly service fee

3.2. Time Limit for Compensation Application

(1) If the Service Availability for a Service Month fails to meet the aforementioned Service Availability standard, you may apply for compensation through (and only through) the support ticket system under your relevant account after the fifth (5th) business day of the month immediately following such Service Month. Tencent Cloud will verify and ascertain your application upon receipt of such application. If there is any dispute over the calculation of the Service Availability for a Service Month, both parties agree that the back-end record of Tencent Cloud will prevail.

(2) You should apply for such compensation no later than sixty (60) calendar days following the expiration of the applicable Service Month in which the Service Availability fails to meet the standard. If you fail to make any application within such period, or make the application after such period, or make the application by any means other than that agreed herein, it shall be deemed that you have voluntarily waived your right to apply for such compensation and any other rights you may have against Tencent Cloud, in which case Tencent Cloud has the right to reject your application for compensation and not to make any compensation to you.

4. Release of Liabilities

If the Service is unavailable due to any of the following reasons, the corresponding Service Downtime shall not be counted towards Service unavailability period, and is not eligible for compensation by Tencent Cloud, and Tencent Cloud will not be held liable to you:

4.1. any system maintenance with prior notice by Tencent Cloud to you, including system cutover, maintenance, upgrade and failure simulation test;

4.2. any failure or configuration adjustment of network or equipment that is not Tencent Cloud facility;

4.3. any attack on your application interface or data, or any other misconduct;

4.4. any loss or leak of any data or key due to your improper maintenance or improper confidentiality measures;

4.5. any negligence in authorization or maloperation by you, or any of your equipment, or third-party software or device;

4.6. any failure of you to abide by documentation or suggestions for using Tencent Cloud products;

4.7. any failure due to unpaid overdue payment of Tencent Cloud account;

4.8. any failure due to use of products, functions and access for trial operation which are not made public by the official website of Tencent Cloud;

4.9. any Service unavailability or failure of the Service to meet the availability standard not attributable to Tencent Cloud;

4.10. any failure due to a ban on or block of application or Service caused by non-compliant voice content or otherwise;

4.11. any other circumstances in which Tencent Cloud will be exempted or released from its liabilities (for compensation or otherwise) according to relevant laws, regulations, agreements or rules, or any rules or guidelines published by Tencent Cloud separately.

5. Miscellaneous

5.1 The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that, for any losses incurred by you during the course of using the Service due to any breach by Tencent Cloud, the aggregate compensation amount payable by Tencent Cloud shall under no circumstance exceed the total service fees you have paid for the relevant Service which is not performed.

5.2 Tencent Cloud has the right to amend the terms of this Agreement as appropriate or necessary in light of changes in due course. You may review the most updated version of relevant Agreement terms on the official website of Tencent Cloud. If you disagree with such revisions made by Tencent Cloud to this Agreement, you have the right to cease using the Service; by continuing to use the Service, you shall be deemed to have accepted the Agreement as amended.

5.3 As an ancillary agreement to the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement, this Agreement is of the same legal effect as the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. In respect of any matter not agreed herein, you shall comply with relevant terms under the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement. In case of any conflict or discrepancy between this Agreement and the Tencent Cloud Service Agreement, this Agreement prevails to the extent of such conflict or discrepancy. (End of Document)