Terms & Conditions
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND USE (HEREAFTER, "TERMS" ) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES OFFERED BY CHATTER, INC. DBA TAPSULE, A DELAWARE CORPORATION. THESE TERMS SET FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE TAPSULE MOBILE APPLICATION, ITS WEBSITE AT WWW.TAPSULE.ME ("SITE" ), AND THE SERVICES, FEATURES, CONTENT, APPLICATIONS OR WIDGETS OFFERED BY TAPSULE.
Terms of Service
These Terms of Service ("Terms" ) govern your access to Tapsule and use of the services therein, including Tapsule's website (hereafter, the "Services" ), and any information, text, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as "Content" ). These Terms apply to all users of the Services, including, without limitation, users who are contributors of content, information, and other materials or services on Tapsule, individual users of the Services, venues that access the Services, and users that have a page on the Services. Registration for and/or using the Services in any manner are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.
You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. The Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.
You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Tapsule and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
The Services that Tapsule provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that Tapsule provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Tapsule may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.
The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by Tapsule on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Tapsule granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Tapsule and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.
Registration and Eligibility
You shall not:
provide any false personal information to Tapsule (including a false Username) or create any account for anyone other than yourself without such person's permission; use a Username that is the name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; use a Username or Tapsule account that is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or use a Username that is a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene or otherwise unlawful. Tapsule reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Username in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible and liable for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Tapsule password. You shall never use another user's account without such other user's prior express permission. You will immediately notify Tapsule in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. Tapsule recommends you to use "strong" passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Tapsule cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
Content on the Services
All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.
We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Tapsule be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services or broadcast elsewhere.
You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).
You agree that this license includes the right for Tapsule to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Tapsule for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use.
Such additional uses by Tapsule, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Tapsule, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services.
We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.
You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and our third party partners. You understand that your Content may be rebroadcasted by our partners and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Tapsule will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Tapsule in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.
Tapsule gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable and non-exclusive license to use the software that is provided to you by Tapsule as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Tapsule, in the manner permitted by these Terms solely for personal, non-commercial use. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Tapsule or from the copyright holder identified in such Content's copyright notice, as applicable. You shall not sell, license, rent or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial (whether or not for profit) use or in any way that violates any third party right.
All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Tapsule and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Tapsule name or any of the Tapsule trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Tapsule, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services
We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services and to terminate users or reclaim usernames. Please review the Tapsule Rules (which are part of these Terms) to better understand what is prohibited on the Service. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Tapsule, its users and the public.
Except as permitted through the Services (or these Terms), you have to use the Tapsule API if you want to reproduce, modify, create derivative works, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the Content or Services.
You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Tapsule's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Tapsule's providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Tapsule (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Tapsule (NOTE: crawling the Services is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file, however, scraping the Services without the prior consent of Tapsule is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
Tapsule respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Tapsule will also terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Services is:
Tapsule, Inc. Attn: Copyright Agent 10 Hughes, Suite A200 Irvine, California 92618 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Services are Available "AS-IS" Your access to and use of the Services or any Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Without limiting the foregoing, TAPSULE AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any content thereon. Tapsule will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services, or any Content. You also agree that Tapsule has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Tapsule or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Tapsule of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
Save to the extent required by law, Tapsule has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Tapsule has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Services; what Content you access via the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content.
You release Tapsule from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Tapsule makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and Tapsule will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Service.
TAPSULE AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 USC 2701-2711): Tapsule makes no guaranty of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the Services or any website linked to the Service. Tapsule will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Tapsule's equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by or otherwise connected with your use of the Services.
Limitation of Liability
ALL LIABILITY OF TAPSULE, ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS HOWSOEVER ARISING FOR ANY LOSS SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE THE SERVICES IS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users outside the United States: You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Tapsule.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you. In such cases, Tapsule's liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Waiver and Severability
The failure of Tapsule to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.
You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent. All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise. This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
Controlling Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in Orange County, California, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. If you are accepting these Terms on behalf of a United States federal government entity that is legally unable to accept the controlling law, jurisdiction or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you but instead these Terms and any action related thereto will be will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California (excluding choice of law).
These Services are operated and provided by Tapsule, which is located at: 10 Hughes, Suite A200, Irvine, California 92618. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.