Terms of service
Last updated: April 7, 2015
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms of Service at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using the Services.
Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited. You may use our Products only if you can form a binding contract with Gifdub, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. If you create a Gifdub account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. Some of our Products may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device. You agree that we may automatically upgrade those Products, and these Terms will apply to such upgrades.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.
You understand that when using our Services, you will be exposed to content from a variety of sources, and that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Gifdub with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Gifdub, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Services.
By downloading a file or other content from Gifdub, you agree that you will not use such file or other content except for personal, non-commercial purposes, and you may not claim any rights to such file or other content, except to the extent otherwise specifically provided in writing.
Gifdub allows you to post content, including videos, photos, comments, and other materials. Anything that you post or otherwise make available on our Products is referred to as "User Content." You retain all rights in, and are solely responsible for, the User Content you post to Gifdub. However, by submitting User Content to Gifdub, you hereby grant Gifdub a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and Gifdub's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. You understand that Gifdub does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content you submit.
You shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing your Content on the Services. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, permissions, and consents to publish Content you submit; and you license to Gifdub all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication on the Service pursuant to these Terms of Service. You further agree that Content you submit to the Services will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Gifdub all of the license rights granted herein.
We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our policies.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from Gifdub, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.
We value input from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can make Gifdub even better. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. By accepting your submission, Gifdub does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to Gifdub, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
You must use Gifdub in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. If you post Prohibited Content, as decided in our sole discretion, we may ban you and report you to the authorities, if necessary. Prohibited Content:
- involves children (anyone under the age of 18) in a sexually suggestive, violent, or pornographic manner (we take child abuse very seriously and will report you);
- promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is threatening, obscene, abusive, defamatory or libelous;
- poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
- is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
- furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, or violating someone's privacy;
- solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, defamation rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
DMCA notice of alleged infringement
If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may notify our Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agent by sending the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material on our servers that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL or other information to enable us to locate the material;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by your agent, or by law;
- A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being infringed.
- Your physical or electronic signature, or of someone authorized to act on your behalf;
- Instructions on how we may contact you: including email, address and phone.
Our agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is Warren Shaeffer, 3630 Tyburn St., Los Angeles, CA 90065, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the same procedure for any claimed trademark violations or other infringements. If we receive a DMCA notice and remove something you posted anonymously, we will have no way of notifying you, so you will have to contact us if you think that may have happened. Keep in mind that we reserve the right to remove any content at any time whether or not it infringes or violates any of our policies.
Upon creating a Gifdub account, you accept all responsibility for any activity that occurs while logged into your account. You are responsible for making sure that you keep your password secure and safe. You agree that you will not share your password with others or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account.
In addition to the other restrictions outlined in these Terms, you agree that you will not:
- assign, sublicense, sell, lease or otherwise transfer or convey your rights under these Terms;
- violate or attempt to violate any security feature of the Service;
- access or attempt to access any content, data, programs or other Company systems not intended for you, or log onto a server or account that you are not expressly authorized to access;
- attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- damage, disable, overburden or impair the Service or interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Service, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing;"
- attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the hidden scripting or source code used by Company in providing the Service;
- attempt to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, rent, lease, loan, license, or create derivative works based on the Service;
- frame in another web page, use on any other webService, transfer or sell any information, software, lists of users, databases, Company IP (as defined below) or other lists, products or services provided through or obtained through the Service, or engage in the practices of "screen scraping," "database scraping," or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information from the Service;
- use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Company IP (as defined below) without the express written consent of Company;
- engage in, encourage others to engage in, or provide instructional information about, conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or any regulation having the force of law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act;
- harm minors in any way or solicit personal information from or about a minor;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- send email messages, post to any forum, or otherwise use the Service in any manner which intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation (including without limitation, policies and laws related to spamming, privacy or defamation);
- send email messages or make posts that contain falsified or misleading routing information, a return address that is either invalid or belongs to a third party and is used without permission, a misleading subject line and/or body copy, or promote a fraudulent scheme; and
- upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any materials that: (a) are inappropriate to the mores of the Service channel, misleading, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including but not limited to inside information regarding publicly traded companies, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements, etc.); (c) contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (d) contain unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation; or (e) infringe any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. You are solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your user identification. The burden of proving that any content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.
You acknowledge and agree that Company may at any time in its sole discretion terminate your account and/or bar your access to and use of the Service, or any part thereof, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Company believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of Service, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Company may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this Terms of Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Company may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Company will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.. You agree that upon termination of your account, Company may delete all files and information related to your account, if any, without any obligation to archive/store or return/transmit to you any such files and/or information.
Third party services and sites
The Service may provide links or other access to Third Party websites or resources. Your business dealings with any Third Party found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such Third Party. Company makes no endorsement or guarantee about any Third Party Content, or goods or services provided by such Third Party. Company shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of: (i) any dealings or transaction between you and any Third Party or as the result of the presence of or access to such Third Party or Third Party Content on or through the Service; (ii) any insufficiency of or problems with any such Third Party's background, insurance, credit or licensing; or (iii) the quality of services performed or products offered by any such third party or any other legal liability arising out of or related to the performance of such services or offer or provision of such products. In the event that you have a dispute with any such Third Party, you release Company, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors, from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. Unless expressly provided herein to the contrary, these Terms govern your access to and use of any and all Third Party Content accessed via the Service. You hereby waive California Civil Code 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. COMPANY DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY USER CONTENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, SAFETY, USABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY UNDERLYING PRODUCT OR SERVICE SOLD OR PURCHASED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF ANY USER CONTENT VIA THE SERVICE ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN ADDITION, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Limitation of liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPANY, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO THE SERVICE, OR TO OTHER WEBSERVICE(S) YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THE SERVICE, CONTENT NON-DELIVERY, MIS-DELIVERY, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MODIFICATION, GOODWILL, USE, CONTENT OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) ANY INFORMATION USER CONTENT, OR UNDERLYING PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICE; (III) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ERROR OR INADEQUACY OF ANY INFORMATION OR USER CONTENT PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT; (V) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (VI) ANY CLAIM OF DEFECT, FAILURE, OR OTHER INADEQUACY OF ANY INFORMATION OR USER CONTENT PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (VII) INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE; (VIII) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IX) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (X) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, SPYWARE, ADWARE OR OTHER ACTUALLY OR POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CODE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO, FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (XI) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, COMPANY'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY, AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID COMPANY IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, customers, partners and licensors, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, liability, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from User Content and any other content you submit, post, transmit, link to or otherwise make available on or through the Service, any transaction between you and another user, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any third party's rights, including but not limited to infringement of any intellectual property right, violation of any proprietary right and invasion of any privacy or similar rights. For avoidance of doubt, and without limitation, this Section (Indemnity) will survive the expiration or earlier termination of your account, your access to the Service, and/or these Terms, for any reason.
At Company’s or your election, all disputes, claims, or controversies arising out of or relating to the Terms of Service or the Service that are not resolved by mutual agreement may be resolved by binding arbitration to be conducted before JAMS, or its successor. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, arbitration will be held in Los Angeles, California before a single arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties, or if the parties cannot mutually agree, a single arbitrator appointed by JAMS, and will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by JAMS unless specifically modified in the Terms of Service. The arbitration must commence within forty-five (45) days of the date on which a written demand for arbitration is filed by either party. The arbitrator’s decision and award will be made and delivered within sixty (60) days of the conclusion of the arbitration and within six (6) months of the selection of the arbitrator. The arbitrator will not have the power to award damages in excess of the limitation on actual compensatory, direct damages set forth in the Terms of Service and may not multiply actual damages or award punitive damages or any other damages that are specifically excluded under the Terms of Service, and each party hereby irrevocably waives any claim to such damages. The arbitrator may, in his or her discretion, assess costs and expenses (including the reasonable legal fees and expenses of the prevailing part) against any party to a proceeding. Any party refusing to comply with an order of the arbitrators will be liable for costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by the other party in enforcing the award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of temporary or preliminary injunctive relief, any party may proceed in court without prior arbitration for the purpose of avoiding immediate and irreparable harm. The provisions of this arbitration section will be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.
These Terms and any documents referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and Company regarding their subject matter, and govern your use of the Service (including, without limitation, all purchases made through the Service), superseding any prior agreements between you and Company (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of these Terms) with respect to the same subject matter. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or other Company services or products, or third-party content or third-party software. In the event any of these Terms conflict with any other provision contained in any other agreement referenced in these Terms, these Terms shall control. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, these Terms may only be modified in a writing signed by an authorized officer of Company.
Consent to communications
You consent to receive communications from us electronically and agree that we may communicate with you by email, by posting notices on the Service, or via push notifications on your mobile device. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You may not assign these Terms or any rights granted herein. Company may assign or transfer these Terms or its rights or obligations hereunder without notice and without your prior approval. These Terms are for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and do not create any third-party beneficiaries, whether intended or incidental. These Terms will inure to the benefit of Company and its successors and assigns. The failure of Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any breach of or default under these Terms will constitute a continuing waiver of such breach or default or be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
Governing law; Venue; Disputes
These Terms are governed exclusively by the laws of the State of California, without reference to its conflicts of law principles, and without regard to the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The parties hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of, and agree that any controversy, claim or legal proceeding with respect to or arising under these Terms shall be brought exclusively in, the state or federal courts located in Orange County, California. You further irrevocably consent to the service of process in any such action or proceeding by the delivery of a copy of such process to you at the address set forth in the Registration Data. The prevailing party in any claim or proceeding shall be entitled to reimbursement of court and reasonable attorneys', accountants' and experts' fees and costs. You hereby acknowledge that a breach of these Terms may cause irreparable harm and significant injury to Company that may be difficult to ascertain, and that a remedy at law may be inadequate. Accordingly, you agree that Company shall be entitled, without waiving any additional rights or remedies otherwise available to Company at law or in equity and without the necessity of posting bond, to seek injunctive and other equitable relief in the event of a breach or intended or threatened breach by You. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Company shall be entitled to seek and obtain injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service. Company reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users of the Service.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE OR THESE TERMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY.
You agree to comply with all local laws and rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Use of the Service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms. The Site is controlled and operated by Company from its offices in the State of California, in the United States of America. Company makes no representation that any of the Site are available or appropriate for use outside of the United States of America. If you access the Site from outside the United States of America, you do so on your own initiative and must bear all responsibility for compliance with local laws, if applicable. Your use of or access to the Service should not be construed as Company's purposefully availing itself of the benefits or privilege of doing business in any state or jurisdiction other than California. Severability
If any provision(s) of these Terms, including without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in effect.
These Terms and any other electronic documents, policies and guidelines incorporated herein shall be: (i) deemed for all purposes to be a "writing" or "in writing," and to comply with all statutory, contractual, and other legal requirements for a writing; (ii) legally enforceable against any party hereto as a signed writing; and (iii) deemed an "original" when printed from electronic records established and maintained in the ordinary course of business. Any electronic documents introduced as evidence in any judicial, arbitration, mediation or administrative proceeding shall, if established and maintained in the ordinary course of business, be admissible to the same extent as business records in written form that are similarly established and maintained.
Notice for California users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Service from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. You may contact us at email@example.com
Last updated: April 7, 2015
Welcome to Gifdub! We respect your privacy rights and we created this policy to help you understand what information we collect and how we use it when you use our websites, mobile applications, and other services (collectively, the “Services”).
What information do we collect?
In operating our Services, we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, contact information of your contacts, and other contact information.
We also get technical information when you use our products. Such information is collected via:
1.) Automatic Collection. Our servers automatically recognize visitors' IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet), Internet service provider, browser type, computer platform, referring web site, date and time of access, links clicked through, and possibly other information as well. No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous "traffic data" that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
3.) Global Positioning System (GPS) Functionality. When you access our Site using a GPS-enabled (or equivalent "location-aware") device, we may collect this information from your device, and use it to provide certain location-based services, and you hereby consent to our collection and use of all such information. By way of example only, and not of limitation, we may use this information to display your distance from or your current location to other Members with whom you are "friends" or with whom you share a group (or equivalent). You may disable this functionality by altering your device settings so that location information is no longer made available, but if you do so this could negatively affect your experience while using or otherwise accessing the Site.
How do we use the information we collect?
1.) Personal Information. We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary or appropriate to provide you with our services or to comply with the law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to our Services, to send you additional information about the Company and/or the Site, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you from time to time.
2.) Anonymous Information. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and Site activity information may also be shared with advertisers and other third parties on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
4.) Disclosure of Personal Information. We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Company or its affiliates, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or of Site users, or (iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of Site users or the public at large.
5.) Sale of Assets. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through the Site. If the Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
Device and contact information
Certain features of the Services require access to your device's native phonebook and image storage applications (e.g., to find friends or to store a message in your photo gallery). If you choose to find friends, the phone numbers in your device's native phonebook will be transmitted to our servers. Although you may decide whether or not to use these features, on Android devices you grant Gifdub permission to access these features as part of the installation process. If you later decide to revoke this permission, you can do so by following the standard uninstall process and removing the Gifdub mobile application from your device. Alternatively, on iOS devices, you can grant or revoke your consent at any time and prevent us from continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications by changing the settings on your device.
Our Services are intended for adults, and we do not direct any of our content or services at minors under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children's privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly take any action we may deem appropriate, including without limitation conducting further inquiry/investigation and/or deleting that user's account.
We have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we can make no assurances regarding our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration.
Push notifications and alerts
We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing your settings within our mobile application (Android) or by changing the notification settings on your device (iOS).
If you have any questions about this Policy, or, our practices related to our Services, please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates and changes
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.