These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Face Vault Service. Information provided by our users through the Face Vault Service may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Face Vault. Face Vault has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Face Vault will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Service, you expressly acknowledge and agree that Face Vault shall not be responsible for any damages, claims or other liability arising from or related to your use of any third-party website.
B. In order to access and use the features of the Service, you acknowledge and agree that you will have to provide Face Vault with your mobile phone number. When providing your mobile phone number, you must provide accurate and complete information. We do not collect personal identifiable names, addresses or email addresses, just mobile phone numbers. You are solely responsible for the messages that you submit to the Face Vault Service, we will however strip your mobile number from the displayed messages on the Face Vault Service. You must notify Face Vault immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your mobile phone. Although Face Vault will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Face Vault or others due to such unauthorized use.
C. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc. or "load testers" such as wget, apache bench, mswebstress, httpload, blitz, Xcode Automator, Android Monkey, etc., that accesses the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Face Vault servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a messager application, and you are forbidden from ripping the content unless specifically allowed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Face Vault grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the website for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Face Vault reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You must secure our permission before you measure, test, health check or otherwise monitor any network equipment, servers or assets hosted on our domain. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including phone number, from the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service for any commercial solicitation or spam purposes. You agree not to spam, or solicit for commercial purposes, any users of the Service.
The design of the Face Vault Service along with Face Vault created text, scripts, interactive features and the like, are owned by or licensed to Face Vault, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under South African and foreign laws and international conventions. The Service is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. Face Vault reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Service other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of content submissions of third parties obtained through the Service for any commercial purposes.
A. The Face Vault Service allows Face Vault users to submit text messages submitted by you. These messages submissions may be hosted, shared, and/or published as part of the Face Vault Service, and may be visible to other users of the Service. Currently, we have no method of providing different levels of visibility of your content submissions among users – you acknowledge and agree that any content submissions may be globally viewed by users, so don’t submit or post messages that you don’t want to be seen globally. A good rule of thumb is if you don’t want the whole world to know something, don’t submit it as a message to the Service. You understand that whether or not such content submissions are published, Face Vault does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.
B. You shall be solely responsible for your own content submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. Because Face Vault is only acting as a repository of data, user submitted content submissions do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Face Vault, and Face Vault makes no guarantees as to the validity, accuracy or legal status of any content. In connection with content submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Face Vault to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all content submissions to enable inclusion and use of the content submissions in the manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms of Service; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the content submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the content submissions in the manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms of Service. To be clear: you retain all of your ownership rights in your content submissions, but you have to have the rights in the first place. However, by submitting the content submissions to Face Vault, you hereby grant Face Vault a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the content submissions in connection with the Face Vault Service and Face Vault's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Face Vault Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each subscriber to the Face Vault Service a non-exclusive license to access your content submissions through the Service.
C. In connection with content submissions, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Face Vault all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Face Vault or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business; (v) impersonate another person; (vi) send or store material containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs; (vii) interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Service or the data contained therein; or (viii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks.
D. You understand that when using the Face Vault Service you will be exposed to content submissions from a variety of sources, and that Face Vault is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such content submissions, and that such content submissions are not the responsibility of Face Vault. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to content submissions that are 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 Face Vault with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Face Vault, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Face Vault Service.
D. Face Vault permits you to link to materials on the Service for personal purposes only. Face Vault reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Face Vault Service at any time.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE FACE VAULT SERVICE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, FACE VAULT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. FACE VAULT MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SERVICE'S CONTENT AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION , (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE THROUGH THE ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONSIN ANY CONTENT OR FOR 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 FACE VAULT SERVICE. FACE VAULT DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE FACE VAULT SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY USER CONTENT SUBMISSION OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND FACE VAULT WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. AND AGAIN, USE THIS JUST FOR FUN.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FACE VAULT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
The Service is controlled and offered by Face Vault from its facilities in Centurion, South Africa. Face Vault makes no representations that the Face Vault Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Face Vault Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Face Vault, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Face Vault Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your content submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Face Vault Service. We don't support or encourage illegal consumption of alcohol or tobacco, so there.
You affirm that you are either more than 16 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are at least 16 years old as the Face Vault Service is not intended for children under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, you are not permitted to use the Face Vault Service.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Face Vault without restriction.
Face Vault may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifying Information”):
User Provided Information: You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number, push notification name to Face Vault when choosing to participate in various uses of the Face Vault Service, such as registering as a user, publishing a message status or requesting a messsage status.
Cookies Information: When you visit the Face Vault Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Face Vault uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Face Vault Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the Face Vault Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser and various lookout information requested/submitted. When you request messages, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.
Other users of the Face Vault Service may see your Content submissions in a way that is consistent with the use of the Face Vault Service.
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Face Vault Service. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with South African laws (such as Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Face Vault also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Face Vault believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Face Vault Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Face Vault, our users or others.
We are not fans of advertising. Face Vault is currently ad-free and we hope to keep it that way forever. We have no intention to introduce advertisement into the product, but if we ever do, will update this section.
Face Vault uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Face Vault and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Face Vault Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Face Vault makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Face Vault learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Face Vault may post a notice on the Face Vault Site or through the Face Vault Service if a security breach occurs.
In the event that Face Vault is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Date Last Modified:
This Privacy Notice was last modified April 15th, 2016