Terms Of Service
We’ve drafted these Terms of Service (TOS) so that you have a clear understanding of the framework of our relationship with you. We know that these legal disclosures can be daunting and we also know that the important stuff can be really hard to both find and then understand.
We have therefore created a section of basic terms that attempts to summarize what we consider to be the most important rules that govern our relationship with you.
Before we do that we want to ensure that we (you and us) are very clear on the following:
These terms do indeed form a legally binding contract between you and the Cobbles LLC.
Who can use the service?
- You must be 13 years of age to use the service.
-For our pilot, we ask that you must either live in Southie (02127) or have direct roots to the neighborhood in the form of direct family, commercial, or educational connections.
- You are not a registered sex offender
- You agree to comply with all federal, state, local, national and international rules, laws and regulations.
- You agree to form a binding contract with The Cobbles LLC.
We take your privacy extremely seriously at The Cobbles. The bedrock of our founding principles are based upon our determination to re-write the rules around User Data Privacy. Simply put, we are putting YOU in control of your data. If your privacy is in the hands of others - as is the case with all of the major social networks, YOU HAVE NO PRIVACY.
As a result, we are committed to the following:
- We believe that YOU should NOT be tracked off our service.
- You should NOT be tracked on our service by others, except in the case that we deploy tools to manage and improve the service we provide you as a technology platform.
The rights we grant you:
We agree to provide you with the Cobbles platform and related services, including our camera technology, our messaging and commenting services, and our sharing tools.
The rights you grant us:
When you share, post or upload content to our service you are granting us the non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). You can end this license anytime by deleting your content or account. However, content will continue to appear if you shared it with others and they have not deleted it.
You agree to provide us permission to use your profile, content and information as part of our service and our marketing efforts with no compensation to you.
You agree that we can dowload and install updates to the Cobbles service on your device.
Additional Rights we retain:
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Cobbles service for any reason, without notice at any time.
We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username that becomes inactive, violates trademark, or may mislead other users.
We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those username.
You may only use our intellectual property, and trademarks expressely with prior written permission.
Prior written permission is also required for you to create derivative works, or attempt to extract source code from any of the Cobbles Services.
Additionally - you may not do any of the following:
Use branding, logos, designs, photographs, videos, or any other materials used in our Services, except as explicitly allowed by the Brand Guidelines or other brand guidelines published by The Cobbles LLC.
Copy, archive, download, upload, distribute, syndicate, broadcast, perform, display, make available, or otherwise use any portion of the Services or the content on the Services except as set forth in these Terms.
Use the Services, any tools provided by the Services, or any content on the Services for any commercial purposes without our prior written consent.
In short: You may not use the Services or the content on the Services in ways that are not authorized by these Terms. Nor may you help anyone else in doing so.
Respecting other people's rights
The Content of others:
Much of the content on our service is produced by users, publishers, and other paid third parties. Whether that content is posted publicly or sent privately, the content is the sole responsibility of the person or organization that submitted it. Although The Cobbles LLC. reserves the right to review or remove all content that appears on the Services, we do not necessarily review all of it. So we cannot—and do not—take responsibility for any content that others provide through the Services.
Through these Terms and our Community Guidelines, we make clear that we do not want the Services put to bad use. But because we do not review all content, we cannot guarantee that content on the Services will always conform to our Terms or Guidelines.
This agreement does not give rights to any third parties.
You cannot transfer your rights or obligations under this agreement without our consent.
Our rights and obligations can be assigned to others. For example, this could occur if our ownership changes (as in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets) or by law.
The Cobbles LLC. respects the rights of others. And so should you. You therefore may not use the Services, or enable anyone else to use the Services, in a manner that:
Violates or infringes on someone else’s rights of publicity, privacy, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.
Bullies harasses or intimidates.
Spams or solicits our users.
You are responsible for any activity that occurs in your Cobbles account. So it’s important that you keep your account secure. One way to do that is to select a strong password that you don’t use for any other account.
By using the Services, you agree that in addition to exercising common sense:
You will not create more than one account for yourself.
You will not create another account if we have already disabled your account unless you have our written permission to do so.
You will not buy, sell, rent, or lease access to your Cobbles account, Cobbles, a Cobbles username, or a friend link without our written permission.
You will not share your password.
You will not log in or attempt to access the Services through unauthorized third-party applications or clients.
You will not attempt to create or post pornography, graphic violence, hate speech or incitements of violence.
You will not use the service for any illegal purpose
You will not attempt to scrape, crawl, or use any other automated means to extract a users information or content. Furthermore, you will not upload viruses or other malicious code that could either compromise the security or the performance of our service.
The Cobbles Service is provided on an “as is” basis. As such we do not represent or warrant that the services will always be secure, that the services will function without delays, imperfections or disruptions, and that the content or information you consume or obtain on the serice will be either timely or accurate.
You agree to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Cobbles LLC, its affiliates, founders, officers, directors, stockholders, employees, licensees and agents from and against any complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees)due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to: (a) your access to or use of the cobbles services (b) your content and (c) your breah of any of these terms.
Arbitration and class action waiver:
You agree to resolve any and all disputes with the Cobbles LLC through BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION.
If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, then that provision will be severed from these Terms and not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Choice of law:
The laws of the State of Massachusetts, to the extent not preempted by or inconsistent with federal law, will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy should be addressed to:
The Cobbles LLC. firstname.lastname@example.org.