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We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.
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We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content on the Service via automated means, including but not limited to, user profiles and photos (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with Flock's express consent).
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You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
Use in your jurisdiction.
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Although it is Flock's intention for the Service to be available as much as possible, there could be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications and/or equipment. Also, Flock reserves the right to remove any Content from the Service for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the Service may continue to be stored by Flock, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, Flock encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, Flock is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the Service for the purposes of Content backup or storage. Flock will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure.
It is Flock's policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials other than those we have specifically requested and to which certain specific terms, conditions and requirements may apply. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. Accordingly, Flock does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas, and takes no responsibility for any materials or ideas so transmitted. If, despite our policy, you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree that Flock is free to use any such content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability or payment of any kind to you.
If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
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YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF FLOCK'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE FLOCK PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE FLOCK PARTIES.
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FLOCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
You may opt out of this agreement to arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor Flock can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify Flock in writing within 30 days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision. You must use this address to opt out:
Flock, LLC ATTN: Arbitration Opt-out, PO Box 2248, Matthews, NC 28106.
You must include your name and residence address, the email address you use for your Flock account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement.
If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Flock.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with Flock must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
Governing Law & Venue
The information provided within the Service is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Flock to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service or any portion of the Service, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service or other feature that Flock provides.
Software related to or made available by the Service may be subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from the Service may be downloaded, exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software related to the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.
RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS ON USE OF CONTENT ON THIS SERVICE
Our Limited License to You. The materials available through this Service are the property of us and our Affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use the content you receive through this Service, provided that you reprint any copyright and other rights notices included in such content. You may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials on this Service, or distribute copies of materials found on this Service in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you’re free to encourage others to access the information themselves from our Service and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this Service can be sent to this address.
Intellectual Property (IP) of others
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights is prohibited. When provided with the requisite information, Flock will remove or disable access to material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or remove accounts of those who may be repeat infringers. Please note that simply holding a Flock around a similar topic in a shared location is generally not considered a violation of our policies. Respect the intellectual property rights of others and posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights is prohibited by our Terms of Service. As indicated in our Terms of Service, we may, in appropriate circumstances and in our discretion, remove or disable access to, material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others, and restrict or terminate access to our Platform to those who may be repeat infringers.
If you believe that content on the Flock website violates another party's intellectual property rights, you should contact the rights owner directly so that they may evaluate the use of their material and determine whether to report the situation to us.
If you believe that content on the Flock website violates your intellectual property rights, please send a notice containing the information below to our Copyright Agent (information below).
Please note that if the information contained in your take down notice is knowingly misrepresentative with regard to alleged infringement, a court may hold you liable under 17 U.S.C. Section 512(f).
If you are unsure whether content appearing on the Flock platform is infringing on your intellectual property rights, you should consider contacting a lawyer.
Please submit this information in the format below and in English. If the content at issue is claimed to have infringed on someone's copyrights, then this notice must comply with sections 512(c)(3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other issues regarding intellectual property, see https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.
1. Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address
Note that we may provide your contact information to the tailgater that has posted the content you claim is infringing.
2. A description of the content or other material that you claim has been infringed.
Although not required, please provide us with copies of or reference to (with registration numbers, where applicable) the content that you claim has been infringed.
3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Flock website.
Please provide specific URLs where the content is located. Also please provide a specific description of the material that you are claiming is infringing so that we are able to identify it on the specified web-page.
4. An explanation of how the content on the Flock website infringes on your intellectual property rights.
Note that providing this information is optional. This information is not required under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. However, by providing this information in your initial report you may help us better understand the situation without seeking additional information, which may result in a faster resolution of the situation.
5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law.
6. A statement by you, that the above information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
7. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.
Our agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached by email at Support@justflockit.com or by mail at:
PO Box 2248
Matthews, NC 28106
Please note that we may send a copy of any legal notice we receive to the tailgater that posted the content, the Organizer of the group, or a third party,
Version 1 - September 1, 2017
1. Collection of Information
Summary: We collect information about you when you:
create an account;
use the Platform; and
communicate with us.
We also collect information, such as usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and similar technologies.
If you elect to use certain features, we also collect information through other sources, such as social media services, invitations, and imported contacts.
1.1 Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information you provide when you create an account, fill out a form, or communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, payment method data, photos, and any other information you choose to provide.
1.2 Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Platform
When you use our Platform, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Platform, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before visiting our Platform.
Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Platform, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
Location Information: We may collect information about the location of your device each time you use our Platform, or when you otherwise consent to the collection of this information.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers collect information using various technologies, including cookies and pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels). Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Platform and your experience, and track usage of our Platform. Pixel tags are electronic images that may be used in our Platform or emails, and track usage of our Platform and effectiveness of communications.
Other Information: With your permission, we may collect other information from your device, such as photos from your camera roll, contacts of individuals you wish to find or connect with, or calendar information you want to manage via the Platform.
1.3 Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may collect information about you from other sources, such as through certain features on the Platform you elect to use, including:
Social Media Services. If you register or log into your account through a third-party social media service, we will have access to some of your third-party account information from that service, such as your name and other information in that account, as authorized by that service. You have the ability to disable the connection between our Platform and your third-party account at any time.
Invitations. If another member sends you an invitation through our Platform, we may receive your email address or phone number. If you are an invited guest, we will automatically send you an invitation to our Platform, and, if unanswered, a one-time follow-up invitation. Flock stores this contact information only to send these invitations and evaluate their success. You may unsubscribe from future invitations using the instructions in those messages. You may also contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
2. Use of Information
Summary: We use information about you to:
operate, improve, promote, and protect Flock and our Platform;
communicate with you; and
2.1 Operating our Platform
We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our Platform, including to:
Provide, maintain, and improve our Platform, including to process transactions, and develop new products and services;
Personalize the Platform;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Platform;
Detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions, abuse, and other illegal activities, and protect the rights property, or safety of Flock and others;
2.2 Communicating with You
We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to:
Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
Communicate with you about products, services, and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
Deliver communications from other members, in accordance with the communication preferences that you indicate in your account;
Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages;
2.3 Advertising and Other Uses
We may use information about you for various other purposes, including to:
Provide advertisements, content, or features that match member profiles or interests;
Facilitate contests and other promotions;
3. Sharing of Information
We may disclose information about you:
to members or social media services, subject to the choices you may make via the Platform;
to our third-party service providers that help us to operate or improve our Platform;
to authorities to comply with legal obligations and to protect and defend our rights and property; and
to an affiliate or successor entity as part of a corporate transaction.
We may also share de-identified or aggregated information.
3.1 Through our Platform
We share some of the information we collect by displaying it on our Platform according to your member profile and account settings. Some information, such as user name, is always public. Some information, such as interests, is public by default but can be hidden on our Platform. Some information, such as group memberships, will always be visible to other members of that Flock group, and may be public, depending on the settings of that group.
3.2 With Our Service Providers
We may use service providers in connection with operating and improving the Platform to assist with certain functions, such as payment processing, email transmission, conducting surveys or contests, data hosting, managing our ads, and some aspects of our technical and customer support. We take measures to ensure that these service providers access, process and store information about you only for the purposes we authorize, subject to confidentiality obligations.
3.3 Following the Law and Protecting Flock
3.4 Social Sharing and Other Tools
The Platform may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools which let you share actions you take on our Platform with third-party services, and vice versa. Such features let you share information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you have chosen with the service. The service’s use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and we do not control their use of the shared data. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please review the privacy policies of the services that provide these features.
3.5 Affiliate Sharing and Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers
If Flock is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of our assets, information about you may be shared, sold, or transferred as part of that transaction. We may also share information about you with current or future corporate parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
3.6 Other Situations
We may share de-identified or aggregated information about you. We may also share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
4. Additional Details
We may allow others to use technologies that collect information about you to provide analytic services, and to serve ads for Flock. You may be able to opt out of the collection or use of this information.
You can review and change information about you in your account on the Platform, or deactivate your account, but we may retain certain information.
You may opt out of receiving Flock’s promotional messages, but you may still receive other communications.
Flock is based in and governed by U.S. law, and you consent to processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.
We cannot guarantee the absolute security of information about you.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4.1 Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others
4.2 Your Choices: Account Information
You may update or correct the account information that you have provided to Flock by editing your account settings or by sending an email to email@example.com. You may deactivate your account by editing your account settings or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Flock may retain certain information as needed to comply with our legal obligations or for legitimate business purposes, such as to resolve disputes and enforce our legal rights. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
4.3 Your Choices: Location Information
When you first access the Platform, you may be asked to consent to our collection of location information. If you do not consent to this collection, you may not be able to use our mobile application. You can stop the collection of location information at any time from a particular device by changing the settings on that device, but note that our Platform or its features may no longer function properly if you do.
4.4 Your Choices: Cookies
Most devices and web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you may be able to remove or reject browser cookies. You can learn more about cookies, including how to block cookies, by visiting allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Platform.
4.5 Your Choices: Promotional Communications
You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from Flock by following the instructions in those messages or by adjusting the communication preferences that you indicate in your account. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional messages, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
4.6 Transfer of Information to the U.S. and Other Countries
Flock is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Platform or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.
We employ measures designed to protect information about you, both during transmission and once we receive it. For example, we use firewalls designed to protect against intruders and test for network vulnerabilities. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure.
4.8 Policy Scope
4.9 Revisions to this Policy
4.10 Contact Us
Version 1: September 1, 2017
What Cookies Are. Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow us to recognize your device.
Meetup ads: We partner with third party publishers, advertising networks and service providers to manage our ads on other sites. Our third party partners may set cookies on your device or use the technologies described below to gather information about your activities on the Platform and other sites and online services you use, in order to provide you with Meetup ads that match member profiles or interests. For example, if you visit our Platform and also use a social media platform, you may see a Meetup ad on those social media platforms.
Third party advertisers: We may work with advertisers, and advertising service providers to serve ads that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests, location or other information collected about you, which may use a cookie or the technologies described below, placed by Meetup or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser) on our Platform, or on a third party website or online service. The placing of these technologies on your device may enable you to be identified across multiple websites and online services.
Duration of Cookies. Some cookies, known as "session cookies", will stay on your device only for as long as you are accessing our Platform. Others, known as "persistent cookies", are stored on your device for longer periods.
Use of Other Technologies. We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf. In addition to the uses of cookies described above, these entities may use other methods, such as the technologies described below, to collect information about your use of the Platform and other websites and online services.
Pixels tags. Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels), are small pieces of code that can be embedded on websites and emails. Pixels tags may be used to learn how you interact with our site pages and emails, and this information helps us and our partners provide you with a more tailored experience.
Device Identifiers. A device identifier is a unique label can be used to identify a mobile device. Device identifiers may be used to track, analyze and improve the performance of the Platform and ads delivered.
Local storage. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that enables the storage and retrieval of data on a computer, mobile phone or other device. Local storage may be used to store member preferences on devices.
Cookies. Most devices and web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you may be able to remove or reject cookies. You can learn more about how to block cookies by visiting allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Platform.
Revisions to this Policy