Terms of Service

Thanks for downloading Groopie. These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the Groopie mobile applications and websites (the "Services"), and any videos, information, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as "Content"). Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information).

  1. Basic Terms

    You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. The Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites.

    You must be 13 years or older to use the Services. You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Groopie. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

    The Services that Groopie provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that Groopie provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Groopie may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

    The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or any other information, which may be collected. The types and extent of advertising by Groopie on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Groopie granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Groopie or its partners may place such advertising on the Services.

  2. Privacy

    Any information provided to Groopie is subject to our Privacy Policy at http://groopie.tv/privacy, which governs our collection and use of your information. As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with service announcements and administrative messages. These messages are considered part of the Services and your Groopie account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

  3. Passwords

    You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with accessing the Services. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords with your account and with other accounts that you may connect to your Groopie account (such as Facebook or your email). Groopie cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from anyone compromising your account.

  4. Content on the Services

    All Content uploaded using the Services, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may, but are not required to monitor or control the Content and we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content uploaded using the Services or obtained through the Services is at your own risk.

    We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Groopie be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or 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 Services or elsewhere.

  5. Your Rights

    You retain your rights to any Content you upload through the Services. You grant Groopie a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any now known or later developed media or distribution methods. Groopie may adapt or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform to any requirements or limitations of any services, devices, media or networks.

    You agree that this license includes the right for Groopie to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make Content submitted to or through the Services available to other companies or partners for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by Groopie, or other companies or partners may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you upload or make available through the Services.

    You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and our third party partners. You understand that if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Groopie will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Groopie in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.

  6. Your License to Use the Services

    Groopie gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software that is provided to you by Groopie as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Groopie, in the manner permitted by these Terms.

  7. Groopie Rights

    All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Groopie and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Groopie reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Groopie, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

  8. Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services

    We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services and to suspend terminate users or reclaim usernames without liability to you.

    You understand that the following are strictly prohibited:

    • Accessing or attempting to access our Services by any means other than through the means we provide. You specifically agree not to access or attempt to access our Services through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.

    • Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Services, including the servers and/or networks to which our Services are located or connected.

    • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Groopie's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Groopie's providers.

    • You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.

    You may not post Content that:

    • Violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, and publicity rights;

    • Impersonates another person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others;

    • Is harassing, abusive or a threat of violence to others;

    • Promotes illegal activities; or

    • Constitutes spam.

    Groopie reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Groopie, its users and the public. Groopie does not disclose personally identifying information to third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

  9. Copyright Policy

    Groopie respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

    We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Groopie will also terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Services is:

    Groopie Copyright Agent
    12 Oceanside Way
    Redwood City, CA 94065
    Email: bonnielane@groopie.tv

  10. Termination of Services

    The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or Groopie as follows.

    You may end your legal agreement with Groopie at any time for any reason by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the Services. In order to deactivate your account, please contact us.

    We may suspend or terminate your accounts or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; or (iii) our provision of the Services to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or through the Services the next time you attempt to access your account.

    In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the Services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12.

    Nothing in this section shall affect Groopie's rights to change, limit or stop the provision of the Services without prior notice.

  11. Termination of Services

    Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of Groopie and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, partners, and licensors (collectively, the "Groopie Entities"). Each of the subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the limitation of liability in contracts, and as a result the contents of this section may not apply to you. Nothing in this section is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited.

    A. The Services are Available "AS-IS"

    Your access to and use of the Services or any Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Without limiting the foregoing, GROOPIE ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

    Groopie Entities make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any Content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services, or any Content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services; (iv) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Groopie Entities or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.


    B. Links

    The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Groopie Entities of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.


    C. Limitation of Liability

    TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE GROOPIE ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT.

    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE GROOPIE ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID GROOPIE, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.

    THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE GROOPIE ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.


  12. General Terms

    A. Waiver and Severability

    The failure of Groopie to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.


    B. Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

    These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in San Mateo County, California, United States, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

    If you are a federal, state, or local government entity in the United States using the Services in your official capacity and legally unable to accept the controlling law, jurisdiction or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you. For such U.S. federal government entities, these Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California (excluding choice of law).


    C. Entire Agreement

    These Terms and our Privacy Policy are the entire and exclusive agreement between Groopie and you regarding the Services (excluding any services for which you have a separate agreement with Groopie that is explicitly in addition or in place of these Terms), and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreements between Groopie and you regarding the Services.

    We may revise these Terms from time to time, the most current version will always be at http://groopie.tv/terms. If the revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via email to the email associated with your account or through the Services. If you do not wish to be bound by any such revisions to the Terms, you must end these Terms with us as set forth in Section 10 above. By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

    These Services are operated and provided by Groopie Inc. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at bonnielane@groopie.tv.


  13. ACCESSING AND DOWNLOADING APPLICATION FROM ITUNES

    You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Application and the services is dependent on the third party from which you received the Application license, e.g., the Apple iPhone or Android app stores ("App Store"). You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Groopie and not with the App Store. Groopie, not the App Store, is solely responsible for the Site and Application, the content thereof, maintenance, support services, and warranty therefor, and addressing any claims relating thereto (e.g. product liability, legal compliance, or intellectual property infringement). In order to use the Application, you must have access to a wireless network, and you agree to pay all fees associated with such access. You also agree to pay all fees (if any) charged by the App Store in connection with the Application or related services. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the Application is conditioned upon your compliance with, all applicable third party terms of agreement (e.g., the App Store's terms and policies) when using the Application and the related services. You acknowledge that the App Store (and its subsidiaries) are third party beneficiaries of these Terms and will have the right to enforce them.

    The following applies to any Application accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store ("App Store Sourced Application"):

    You acknowledge and agree that (i) these Terms are concluded between you and Groopie only, and not Apple, and (ii) Groopie, not Apple, is solely responsible for the App Store Sourced Application and content thereof. Your use of the App Store Sourced Application must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.

    You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App Store Sourced Application.

    In the event of any failure of the App Store Sourced Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App Store Sourced Application to you and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App Store Sourced Application. As between Groopie and Apple, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Groopie.

    You and Groopie acknowledge that, as between Groopie and Apple, Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of the App Store Sourced Application, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App Store Sourced Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. You and Groopie acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of that App Store Sourced Application infringes that third party's intellectual property rights, as between Groopie and Apple, Groopie, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms.

    You and Groopie acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.

    Without limiting any other terms of these Terms, you must comply with all applicable third party terms of agreement when using the App Store Sourced Application.