Because, Inc. – Terms of Use

Last updated: December 7, 2014

Please read these terms of use (“Terms”) carefully. These Terms apply to your access and use of our website www.godrop.it and our mobile application, Drop – Location Based Stories, (collectively referred to as our “Services”). By accessing or using our Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree with all of our Terms. If you do not want to be bound by these Terms, please do not use our Services. Because, Inc. reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms.

Use of our Services

Drop is about all of the stories happening around you. Whether it’s a big rivalry game, a jazz concert, or graduation, you are the author of your city’s story. Our Services allow users to anonymously upload a photo or video that is viewable to nearby users. Users can then see what others have posted in one big story. Any other use of our Services is prohibited. As long as you comply with all of the terms and conditions described in these Terms, you may access and use our Services for your own personal use. You may not:
  • Copy, modify, or reverse-engineer our website or mobile application;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the computers, servers, or networks of Because, Inc. or to those of other users.
  • Remove, circumvent, interfere with, or otherwise attempt to breach the security-related features of our Services.
  • Use our Services in any unlawful manner or for an unlawful purpose.
  • Use our Services if you are under 13 years of age.
  • Post personal information, including, but not limited to, phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Post nudity or pornography.
  • Post offensive language related to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, etc.
  • Post direct attacks or cyber-bully other users.
  • Sexually harass other users.

Use of Your Account

You must keep your account secure. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur through your account. You will not, directly or indirectly, permit or enable any unauthorized access to your account or any information you obtain via our Services. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security by sending an email to team@godrop.it. You will take all steps reasonably necessary to terminate the unauthorized use. You will cooperate and assist with any actions taken by Because, Inc. to prevent or terminate unauthorized use of any part of our Services.

Consent to Use of Data and Personal Information

Our Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Terms. By using our Services, you agree to the collection, storage, use, and sharing of your personal information. Visit www.godrop.it/privacy to access our Privacy Policy governing the collection, storage, use, and sharing of information from our users.

Third Parties

Utilizing the services, software, materials, or data provided by any third parties shall subject you to the terms of service of those third parties in addition to our Terms. You hereby certify that you are in compliance with all third-party terms of service and that you are solely responsible for any costs. You agree that Because, Inc. is not responsible for the content, accuracy, safety, quality, legality, timeliness, or completeness of any services, software, materials, or data provided by third parties. You agree not to hold Because, Inc. responsible for any costs or damages caused in part or wholly by third parties.

Changes to Terms

We may change our Terms by notifying you electronically, either via e-mail or upon login to our Services. Using our Services after receiving notification of changes to these Terms will constitute your agreement with and acceptance of our Terms. If you do not wish to agree to the new terms, please do not continue to use our Services.

Disruptions of Services

We may suspend, disable access to, or remove any part of our Services at any time without notice. You agree not to hold Because, Inc. responsible for any suspension, barring of access, or removal.

Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws, we will work to remove any infringing material from our site once we become aware of its existence by means of a takedown notice that complies with the DMCA. All users should be aware of and respect applicable copyright laws.

To submit a takedown notice, please include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • 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 at the Services, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Because, Inc. to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Because, Inc. to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
  • PA statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The takedown notice may be addressed to:

Because, Inc

Attn: Copyright Agent

team@godrop.it

No Warranty

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK RELATING TO OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT, IS YOURS. NEITHER BECAUSE, INC., ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, “PROVIDERS”), OR THE LIKE, WARRANT THAT OUR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

Liability Limitation

BECAUSE, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR DAMAGE TO HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES EXCEED TWENTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS.

Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS BECAUSE, INC. AND ITS AGENTS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS WIRELESS CARRIER PARTNERS), SUBSIDIARIES, AND OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND THEIR EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, DEMANDS, CAUSES OF ACTION, PROCEEDINGS, ORDERS, DECREES, AND JUDGMENTS FOR BODILY INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, LOSS OF SERVICES, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND/OR ANY OTHER REASON, AND FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES.

Termination

Without limiting its other remedies, Because, Inc. may immediately discontinue, suspend, terminate, or block your and any user’s access to our Services at any time in our sole discretion. Though your right to use our Services may be terminated, any obligations you have under these Terms shall continue. You may also request that Because, Inc. stop collecting your personal data, which will also terminate your rights.

Applicable Law

These Terms are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, excluding its conflicts of law rules. Any claims arising from or relating to our Services, Terms, or Privacy Policy may only be filed in federal or state courts located in the State of Michigan and you herby consent to their exclusive jurisdiction, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objections to proceeding in such courts. Your use of our Services may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws. You must comply with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where you may use our Services.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and the Privacy Policy, along with any amendments or other terms referenced in these Terms, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Because, Inc. with respect to our Services and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Because, Inc. with respect to our Services. The breach of any provision in these Terms will not be waived except by the express written consent of Because, Inc., and any failure by Because, Inc. to enforce its rights under these Terms shall not constitute waiver.

Severability

Should any part of these Terms be rendered or declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidation of such a part or portion will be construed as narrowly as possible and does not invalidate the remaining portions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Electronic Communications and Electronic Signatures

You agree to be bound by any affirmation, assent, or agreement you transmit through our Services, including but not limited to any consent you give to receive communications from Because, Inc. solely through electronic transmission. You agree that when you click on “I agree,” “I consent,” or other similarly worded “button” or entry field with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or other device your agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, our Services, or Because, Inc., you may contact us at team@godrop.it.