TERMS & CONDITIONS

Last updated:  October 24, 2017

Welcome to Connecting Dots, operated by Connecting Dots, Inc. (“us,” “we,” the “Company” or “Connecting Dots”).
 

Acceptance of Terms of Use Agreement.

By creating a Connecting Dots account or by using the Connecting Dots app, whether through a mobile device, mobile application or computer (collectively, the “Service”) you agree to be bound by (i) these Terms of Use, (ii) our Privacy Policy, and (iii) any terms disclosed and agreed to by you if you purchase additional features, products or services we offer on the Service (collectively, this “Agreement”). If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement, please do not use the Service.


We may make changes to this Agreement and to the Services from time to time. We may do this for a variety of reasons including to reflect changes in or requirements of the law, new features, or changes in business practices. The most recent version is the version that applies. If the changes include material changes that affect your rights or obligations, we will notify you in advance of the changes by reasonable means, which could include notification through the Services or via email. If you continue to use the Services after the changes become effective, then you agree to the revised Agreement.


Eligibility.
By creating an account and using the Service, you represent and warrant that:
•             you can form a binding contract with Connecting Dots,
•             you are not a person who is barred from using the Service under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction–meaning that you do not appear on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or face any other similar prohibition, and
•             you will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations.

 

Your Account.
In order to use Connecting Dots, you may sign in using your Facebook login.  If you do so, you authorize us to access and use certain Facebook account information, including but not limited to your public Facebook profile and information about Facebook friends you share in common with other Connecting Dots users. For more information regarding the information we collect from you and how we use it, please consult our Privacy Policy.

 

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login credentials you use to sign up for Connecting Dots, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under those credentials.


Modifying the Services and Termination.
Connecting Dots is always striving to improve the Services and bring you additional functionality that you will find engaging and useful. This means we may add new product features or enhancements from time to time as well as remove some features, and if these actions do not materially affect your rights or obligations, we may not provide you with notice before taking them. We may even suspend the Services entirely, in which event we will notify you in advance unless extenuating circumstances, such as safety or security concerns, prevent us from doing so.


You may terminate your account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions in “Settings” in the Service, however you will need to manage your in app purchases through your mobile device platform (e.g., iTunes, Google Play). Connecting Dots may terminate your account at any time without notice if it believes that you have violated this Agreement. Upon such termination, you will not be entitled to any refund for purchases.


Safety; Your Interactions with Other Users.
Though Connecting Dots strives to encourage a respectful user experience through features like the double opt-in that only allows users to communicate if they have both indicated interest in one another, it is not responsible for the conduct of any user on or off of the Services. You agree to use caution in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Service or meet in person. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other users.


YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT CONNECTING DOTS DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS USERS OR OTHERWISE INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS USERS. CONNECTING DOTS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS. CONNECTING DOTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES) AT ANY TIME USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.
 

Rights Connecting Dots Grants You.
Connecting Dots grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, nonexclusive, revocable, and non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of letting you use and enjoy the Services’ benefits as intended by Connecting Dots and permitted by this Agreement. Therefore, you agree not to:
•             use the Service or any content contained in the Service for any commercial purposes without our written consent.
•             copy, modify, transmit, create any derivative works from, make use of, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, images, trademarks, trade names, service marks, or other intellectual property, content or proprietary information accessible through the Service without Connecting Dots’s prior written consent.
•             express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by Connecting Dots.
•             use any robot, bot, spider, crawler, scraper, site search/retrieval application, proxy or other manual or automatic device, method or process to access, retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents.
•             use the Services in any way that could interfere with, disrupt or negatively affect the Service or the servers or networks connected to the Service.
•             upload viruses or other malicious code or otherwise compromise the security of the Services.
•             forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted to or through the Service.
•             “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Service without Connecting Dots’s prior written authorization.
•             use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to Connecting Dots or the Service (or any trademark, trade name, service mark, logo or slogan of Connecting Dots) to direct any person to any other website for any purpose.
•             modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service, or cause others to do so.
•             use or develop any third-party applications that interact with the Services or other users’ Content or information without our written consent.
•             use, access, or publish the Connecting Dots application programming interface without our written consent.
•             probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Services or any system or network.
•             encourage or promote any activity that violates this Agreement.

 

The Company may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal and/ or unauthorized uses of the Service, including termination of your account.
 

Any software that we provide you may automatically download and install upgrades, updates, or other new features. You may be able to adjust these automatic downloads through your device’s settings.
 

Rights you Grant Connecting Dots.
By creating an account, you grant to Connecting Dots a worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, right and license to host, store, use, copy, display, reproduce, adapt, edit, publish, modify and distribute information you authorize us to access from Facebook, as well as any information you post, upload, display or otherwise make available (collectively, “post”) on the Service or transmit to other users (collectively, “Content”). Our license to your Content is subject to your rights under applicable law (for example laws regarding personal data protection to the extent any Content contains personal information as defined by those laws) and is for the limited purpose of operating, developing, providing, and improving the Service and researching and developing new ones. You agree that any Content you place or that you authorize us to place on the Service may be viewed by other users and may be viewed by any person visiting or participating in the Service (such as individuals who may receive shared Content from other Connecting Dots users).

 

You agree that all information that you submit upon creation of your account, including information submitted from your Facebook account, is accurate and truthful and you have the right to post the Content on the Service and grant the license to Connecting Dots above.
 

You understand and agree that we may monitor or review any Content you post as part of a Service. We may delete any Content, in whole or in part, that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or may harm the reputation of the Service.
 

When communicating with our customer care representatives, you agree to be respectful and kind. If we feel that your behavior towards any of our customer care representatives or other employees is at any time threatening or offensive, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account.
 

In consideration for Connecting Dots allowing you to use the Services, you agree that we, our affiliates, and our third-party partners may place advertising on the Services. By submitting suggestions or feedback to Connecting Dots regarding our Services, you agree that Connecting Dots may use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensating you.
You agree that Connecting Dots may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary, such as to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce this Agreement; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company or any other person.

 

Community Rules.
By using the Services, you agree that you will not:
•             use the Service for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited by this Agreement.
•             spam, solicit money from or defraud any users.
•             impersonate any person or entity or post any images of another person without his or her permission.
•             bully, “stalk,” intimidate, harass or defame any person.
•             post any Content that violates or infringes anyone’s rights, including rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or contract right.
•             post any Content that is hate speech, threatening, sexually explicit or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
•             post any Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual.
•             solicit passwords for any purpose, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or disseminate another person’s personal information without his or her permission.
•             use another user’s account.
•             create another account if we have already terminated your account, unless you have our permission.

 

Connecting Dots reserves the right to investigate and/ or terminate your account without a refund of any purchases if you have misused the Service or behaved in a way that Connecting Dots regards as inappropriate or unlawful, including actions or communications that occur off the Service but involve users you meet through the Service.
 

Other Users’ Content.
Although Connecting Dots reserves the right to review and remove Content that violates this Agreement, such Content is the sole responsibility of the user who posts it, and Connecting Dots cannot guarantee that all Content will comply with this Agreement.

 

Connecting Dots Online Purchases.
If you choose to make a purchase through Connecting Dots Online, you agree to pay Connecting Dots all charges at the prices displayed to you for the services you’ve selected as well as any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your payments, and you authorize Connecting Dots to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). Connecting Dots may correct any billing errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. If you initiate a chargeback or otherwise reverse a payment made with your Payment Method, Connecting Dots may terminate your account immediately in its sole discretion.
If you purchase a subscription through Connecting Dots Online, your subscription will continue indefinitely until cancelled by you. After your initial subscription commitment period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing, until you cancel. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. If you do not wish your account to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, please log in and go to “My Profile” on Connecting Dots Online and follow the instructions. If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term, and your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires.

 

You may edit your Payment Method information by visiting Connecting Dots Online and going to “My Profile.” If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your subscription, you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing the Payment Method, as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for your credit or debit card as provided by your credit or debit card issuer. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method.
 

Refunds.
Generally, all charges for purchases are nonrefundable, and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods.

 

Disclaimers.
CONNECTING DOTS PROVIDES THE SERVICE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. CONNECTING DOTS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (C) THAT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE.

 

CONNECTING DOTS TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU OR ANOTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY POSTS, SENDS OR RECEIVES THROUGH THE SERVICES. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.
 

Third Party Services.
The Service may contain advertisements and promotions offered by third parties and links to other web sites or resources. Connecting Dots is not responsible for the availability (or lack of availability) of such external websites or resources. If you choose to interact with the third parties made available through our Service, such party’s terms will govern their relationship with you. Connecting Dots is not responsible or liable for such third parties’ terms or actions.

 

Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL CONNECTING DOTS, ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES, (II) THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES ON, THROUGH, OR FOLLOWING USE OF THE SERVICES; OR (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, EVEN IF CONNECTING DOTS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL CONNECTING DOTS’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO CONNECTING DOTS FOR THE SERVICE WHILE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.

 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
 

Venue.
Except for users residing in the EU or European Economic Area, who may bring claims in their country of residence in accordance with applicable law, all claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of New York, NY, U.S.A., and you and Connecting Dots consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

Indemnity by You.
You agree, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Connecting Dots, our affiliates, and their and our respective officers, directors, agents, and employees from and against any and all complaints, demands, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to your access to or use of the Services, your Content, or your breach of this Agreement.

 

Entire Agreement; Other.
This Agreement, with the Privacy Policy, and any terms disclosed and agreed to by you if you purchase additional features, products or services we offer on the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and Connecting Dots regarding the use of the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that your Connecting Dots account is non-transferable and all of your rights to your account and its Content terminate upon your death. No agency, partnership, joint venture or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you may not make any representations or bind Connecting Dots in any manner.

©2017 by Connecting Dots.

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