Giggate, Inc. Terms of Service   

 

These Terms of Service (Terms) govern our relationship with you to access and use our products, services, websites, API’s, ads, add-ons, widgets, e-commerce services, all other services, including the Content displaying therein, and connected to these Terms.  Your use of the Services constitutes acceptance of these Terms; hence, you are bound by this Terms of Service Agreement. 

Users Authorized to Use Services  -  By using these Services, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. To use the Services on behalf of an organization, you represent that the organization has granted your authorization to act on its behalf. You further represent your authorization to use the Services by acceptance of the Terms of Service.

Privacy and Content Sharing - Your privacy is highly important to Giggate. Our Privacy Policy describes in detail how we use the information you provide to us when using our Services. You own and control the Content posted on the site, and grant Giggate permission, non-exclusive, transferable sub-license, royalty-free, to use all IP Content posted in the Services, including your contact information to send information about our products / services, to market to you, and help others find you. You may control whether others can access your profile through the privacy settings. You may access and modify your personal information under account settings. Your deleted Content may be held in backup versioning for a period of approximately 48-to-72 hours, and will not be accessible by the public.  Publishing Content publicly will permit everyone, including internal and external individuals, to access and share the Content. Only post Content that is suitable to share with others. You acknowledge that by using our Services that you possibly will be exposed to offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise unreliable Content posted in the Services.  We do not expressly endorse all the opinions posted via the Services, and may not consistently monitor all Content, thus cannot take responsibility such Content.   We use cookies and links to track website usage data to improve and tailor our services, to keep track of how users interact with third-party services, advertisers, commercial sponsors and commerce transactions.  Third-parties provide privacy policies related to their specific product and service offerings.

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights - Giggate upholds with respect, the intellectual property rights of others, and users of our Services are held to the same standard.  You agree to not post content that infringes on the copyright or trademark of others. Upon receiving a “Notice of Copyright Infringement”, we will respond in accordance with copyright / trademark laws, provide Notice to the infringing party, and remove the infringing Content from the Services. Accounts will be permanently disabled when the intellectual property of others is consistently infringed upon. Refer to the U.S. Library of Congress “Fair Use” Copyright laws: https://www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html     Report all copyright / trademark violations by sending an email with the subject line: “Notice of Copyright Infringement” to the Copyright Affiliate Office (CAO).  When Content is removed from the Services, due to a “Notice of Copyright Infringement”, if contesting the Notice, send an email to the CAO with the subject line: “Response to Notice of Copyright Infringement”, providing documents establishing validity of the Content in question.    Giggate, Inc. Attn: Copyright Affiliate Office (CAO) Email Address: copyright@giggate.us

Safety and Security -  You agree to keep our Services safe by using antivirus software on your computer, ensuring viruses are not uploaded to the site. You agree to not misuse the Services by gaining access through interface methods not authorized, circumventing and breaching security or authentication channels, tampering or interfering with user, host or network access, spamming, email-bombing, overloading commercial communications, or any other deceptive tactic that would create unjustified burden on the Services. We reserve the right to access, discover and disclose any information necessary to enforce these Terms, investigating violations of fraud, security and technical breaches.    You agree to  not engage in username squatting (using a name that is remarkably similar to an established organization or other established username, in an effort to redirect website traffic to benefit a squatter). Tagging, collecting or otherwise posting personally identifiable information or financial information of users / non-users without their consent is prohibited. You agree to not use another user’s account without their permission, nor impersonate, intimidate, harass or engage in hateful conduct towards users.  Nudity, pornography, violence, discriminatory and malicious Content are prohibited.  

Account Registration and License  -  Upon registration of your account, you agree to provide your legal name, valid credentials, and will not provide any false or inaccurate information, keeping contact information current, and not creating an account for another user other than yourself. In safeguarding the account, you agree to create a strong password, neither share your password, nor let others access your account.  We cannot be held responsible for loss of data or damage arising out of  failure to safeguard the user account. Disabled accounts require our permission to reactivate. By using this site, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Giggate is a career-driven social media network; as such, we expect that the selection of usernames should be appropriately suited, and should not infringe upon any copyright or trademark established name. We provide a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use and enjoy the benefits of the Services provided under these Terms. The Services are protected by copyright and trademark laws of the United States. All rights, title, interest in and to the Services (excluding user Content), the Giggate brand name, trademark, logo, domain names and other distinctive features, remain exclusively the property of Giggate.     

Mobile and Other Devices  -  Mobile services are free; however, carrier’s may charge fees for text messaging, data and/or roaming charges.  A change in the user’s mobile number will need to be updated within twenty-fourt (24) hours to avoid messages routing to another party. Users consent to sync applications and devices with gigGate.

Advertisements / Commercially Sponsored Content -  We strive to deliver engaging advertisements, career development sponsored content that create value for users, advertisers and sponsors. If you use the advertisement features of the Services, you agree to the Advertising Terms and Advertiser Pages Policy.

Payments  -  If you use Fintech vendors, such as PayPal or Stripe, for the Services, you agree to the Payment Terms of the Fintech vendors.    

Developers  -  If you are using the Developer platform on the site, operating an application programming interface (API), route to a website, reproduce, distribute, sell, or transfer, you agree to comply with the  Developer Policy.

Amendments and Termination of the Terms  -  We notify users of any changes to these Terms by the email address associated with the account, or on the next login to the account. Continued use of the site, after receiving Notice of changes to the Terms shall constitute acceptance of the amended Terms. To end the legal agreement with Giggate, you may deactivate your account and discontinue use of the Services at any time. We may terminate suspend, or limit services to your account for any or no reason, if we have due cause to believe these Terms have been violated, or if a user poses legal risk, prolonged inactivity of the account, or a certain Service is no longer available.  

Limitations, Disputes and Exclusions of Liability  -  You agree to seek resolution of any claim, dispute or cause of action arising out of these Terms of Service, solely in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, or a state court located in Duval County, and further submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating claims.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GIGGATE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES, DAMAGES OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES AND COSTS), OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, OR LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES. GIGGATE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SERVICES.  WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT GIGGATE WILL BE SAFE, SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT IT WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION IN AN OPTIMAL STATE.

These terms are an agreement between you and Giggate, Inc., P.O. Box 350763, Jacksonville, Florida 32235, U.S.A.  Should you have questions regarding these terms, please contact us.

Effective: May 10, 2017