Spots - Terms of Service

Last Updated At: June 17th, 2017




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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. If you are not eligible, or do not agree to the Terms, then do not use the Services.




These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are between you and Spots Inc. (“Spots”). These Terms govern your access to and your use of our Spots services, including our Spots mobile applications (“Apps”), our websites, including the website located at https://spotsapp.io (collectively, the “Services”).

Including all buttons, and widgets, and any information, text,

graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as "Content" or “Assets”); as well as govern the relationship between you

and us alone, and not with any other mobile operating system developer or mobile phone manufacturer.

When we refer to “you” or “your”, we mean you, the user of the Services governed by these Terms of Service. When we refer to “we”, “us”, “our”, “Spots”, or “Spots inc”, we mean Spots Inc, the owner and operator of the Spots mobile application and website and related services.

1. Basic Terms

Eligibility

You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Spots and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

Agreement to Terms

Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. The Services that Spots provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services may change from time to time without prior notice to you. Further, Spots 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.

Registration

If you want to use certain features of the Services you’ll have to create an account and become a registered user (“User” or “Actor”). It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your account and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your account. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password or credentials that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your account. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Spots cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether or not you know about them.

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 potentially 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 are thirteen years old or older. You further represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a U.S. government embargo or that has been designated by the U.S. government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any U.S. government list of prohibited or restricted entities.

The Services are intended for use solely in the United States. We make no representation or warranty that the Services are suitable or legal for use outside the United States. If you use the Services outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk.

Advertisements

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 Spots on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Spots granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Spots and its subsidiary, 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.

2. Privacy

Any information that you provide to Spots is subject to our Privacy Policy found at https://www.spotsapp.io/privacy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Spots.

As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

3. Using the Services

The Services enable you to post and share Content. This Content will be accessible by other Users when the Users are around the area of where this Content was posted. The Services will enable you to access any Content was posted by other Users in your network when you are around the area where this Content was posted.

Further, The Services will also enable you to see other Users around your area and will allow you to send them (The Users) requests to join your Network. Your Network (“Network”) consists of Users who you accepted invitations from and Users who accepted an invitation from you.

Furthermore, if the User accept an invitation to join other User Network (each a “Connection”), both Users will be able to access and search Content created by any or both Users at any time using any of Spots services.

In addition, The Services will allow you to save (“Collect”) Content generated by other Users in your Network to your own Collection and to access or search the Content you generated or Collected from other Users at any time without applying the location restrictions, (“Collection”, “Memories”, “Moments”).

Content generated by you or other Users in your Network and have location restrictions called Feed (“Feed”). Your Feed can be accessible only in the Areas where it was generated. An Area (“Areas”, “Area”) is an approximate distance from your location and other Users or Content locations.

Invitations

We may offer you the opportunity to invite your Connections or other contacts to join your Network or otherwise enjoy the Services. If you choose to invite one or more of your Connections or contacts using text messaging (SMS) or another communications app we may suggest content for the message. You may be able to edit that suggested content, and if you choose to send text message invitations, those messages will be sent from the native SMS application on your device. If you choose to send such invitations, you represent to Spots that the recipients of such invitations have consented to receive such messages from you, and that those recipients do not consider such messages unwanted or unsolicited.

4. Content On the Services

For purposes of these Terms: (i) “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, and information or other materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that you provide or import to be made available through the Services. Content includes, without limitation, User Content.

All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may, but are not required to 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 Spots 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.

5. Rights in the Services and Content

Ownership

Spots does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content. You retain your rights to any User Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. Subject to your ownership of your User Content, all right, title, and interest in and to the Services and Content are and will remain the exclusive property of Spots and its licensors (including other Users). The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Spots reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.

Rights in Content Granted by You

In order to make the Services available to you and other Users, Spots needs a license from you. By submitting, posting or displaying User 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, analyze, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). Notwithstanding the foregoing and any other provision in these Terms, the Content you shared with Spots will only be used by us for the purpose of providing you the Services and for no other purpose.

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 User Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your User Content by other Users with whom you share a Network. You should only provide User Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms. Spots will not be responsible or liable for any use of your User Content by Spots 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 User Content that you submit. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content to be made available through the Services, nor any use of your User Content by Spots on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Rights in Content Granted by Spots

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Spots grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the Content posted by other Users via the Services solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.

Feedback

You acknowledge and agree that any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Spots, 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.

6. Spots Rights

Rights in App Granted by Spots

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Spots grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to download and install a copy of the App on any mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Spots reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.

Additional Terms for App Store Apps

If you accessed or downloaded the App from the Apple App Store, then you agree to use the App only: (i) on an Apple-branded product or device that runs iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system software); and (ii) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple Store Terms of Service.

If you accessed or downloaded the App from any app store or distribution platform (like the Apple App Store or Google Play) (each, an “App Provider”), then you acknowledge and agree that:

  • These Terms are concluded between you and Spots, and not with App Provider, and that, as between Spots and the App Provider, Spots, is solely responsible for the App.
  • App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
  • In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify App Provider and App Provider will refund the purchase price for the App to you (if applicable) and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure of an App to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Spots.
  • App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
  • In the event of any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Spots will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms.
  • App Provider and its subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms as related to your license of the App, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms as related to your license of the App against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
  • You must also comply with all applicable third-party terms of service when using the App.
  • You agree to comply with all U.S. and foreign export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the App nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof is exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations. By using the App you represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

7. 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 suspend and or terminate Users or reclaim usernames without liability to you.

You may NOT post Content that:

  • Impersonates another person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others;
  • Violates the rights of a third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, and publicity rights;
  • Promotes discrimination, hatred or harm against any individual or group;
  • Is a direct and specific threat of violence to others;
  • Is defamatory, obscene or pornographic;
  • Is furtherance of illegal activities; or
  • Is harassing, abusive, or constitutes spam.

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 Spots, its Users and the public. Spots does not disclose personally identifying information to third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services:

  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Spots’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Spots providers;
  • probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;
  • 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 Spots (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Spots (NOTE: scraping the Services without the prior consent of Spots is expressly prohibited);
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • use, display, mirror or frame the Services or any individual element within the Services, Spots’s name, any Spots trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Spots’s express written consent;
  • avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Spots or any of Spots’s providers or any other third party (including another User) to protect the Services or Content;
  • attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Spots or other generally available third-party web browsers;
  • send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Spots trademark, logo URL or product name without Spots’s express written consent;
  • use the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
  • attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content;
  • collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other Users of the Services without their express permission;
  • violate any applicable law or regulation; or
  • encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

8. DMCA/Copyright Policy

Spots respects copyright law and expects its Users to do the same. It is Spots’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances Users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Spots’s Copyright Policy, for further information.

9. Ending These Terms

The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Spots as follows. You may end your legal agreement with Spots at any time for any reason by deactivating your account and discontinuing your use of the Services. In order to deactivate your account, please contact us support@spotsapp.io

We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; or (iii) our provision of the Services to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or through the Services the next time you attempt to access your account. In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the Services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Nothing in this section shall affect Spots’s rights to change, limit or stop the provision of the Services without prior notice, as provided above in Section 1.

10. Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless Spots and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms.

11. Disclaimers And Limitations Of Liability

Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of Spots and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensors (collectively, the “Spots Entities”). Each of the subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the limitation of liability in contracts, and as a result the contents of this section may not apply to you. Nothing in this section is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited.

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, SPOTS ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Spots Entities make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any Content; (ii) 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 (including without limitation any unlawful use of the Services); (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services; (iv) whether 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 Spots Entities or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Links

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 Spots Entities 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.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SPOTS ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE SPOTS ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID SPOTS, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SPOTS ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

12. Dispute Resolution

Governing Law

These Terms of Service and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service will be the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

13. General Terms

The failure of Spots 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, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Spots’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Spots. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Spots’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. Spots may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Any notices or other communications provided by Spots under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted. These Terms and our Privacy Policy are the entire and exclusive agreement between Spots and you regarding the Services (excluding any services for which you have a separate agreement with Spots that is explicitly in addition or in place of these Terms), and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreements between Spots and you regarding the Services and Content.

We may revise these Terms from time to time; the most current version will always be at http://spotsapp.io/tos . If the revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via email to the email associated with your account or through the Services. If you do not wish to be bound by any such revisions to the Terms, you must end these Terms with us as set forth in Section 9 above. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

These Services are operated and provided by Spots. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at support@spotsapp.io 

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