Bridgefy, Inc.

Terms of Use

Thank you for downloading the Bridgefy mobile application (the “App”), Bridgefy, Inc.’s (“Company” or “Bridgefy" or “we” or “our” or “us”) messaging application.  The App allows you to send and receive messages to and from other App users, including by sending messages through a peer-to-peer mode when mobile carrier connectivity is limited or unavailable.  These Terms of Use (this “Agreement”) govern your use of the App.  Please read this Agreement carefully, as it (among other things) requires in Sections 13 and 14 that you and the Company arbitrate certain claims instead of going to court and limits class action claims.  

Please press “Accept” if you agree to be legally bound by all terms and conditions herein.  If you are viewing this on your mobile device, you can also view this Agreement via a web browser at www.bridgefy.me/terms_of_service.pdf. Your acceptance of this Agreement creates a legally binding contract between you and the Company.  If you do not agree with any aspect of this Agreement, then do not press “Accept,” in which case you may not use the App.

NOTE TO KIDS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE:  THE SERVICE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service.  Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

  1. Privacy Policy.  The Company’s Privacy Policy, at  www.bridgefy.me/terms_of_service.pdf (the “Privacy Policy”), describes the collection, use and disclosure of data and information (including location and usage data) by the Company in connection with the App.  The Privacy Policy, as may be updated by the Company from time to time in accordance with its terms, is hereby incorporated into this Agreement, and you hereby agree to the collection, use and disclose practices set forth therein.
  2. License to Use the App.  Subject to your compliance with all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to install and use the App in object code form on a compatible mobile device that you own or control for your personal use in the manner enabled by the Company.  If you are using the App on an Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) iOS device, the foregoing license is further limited to use permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in Apple’s App Store Terms of Service.  
  3. Ownership; Proprietary Rights.  As between you and the Company, the Company owns all worldwide right, title and interest, including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights, in and to the App, the software and technology used by the Company to provide App features and functionality and all usage and other data generated or collected in connection with the use thereof (the “Company Materials”).  Except for as expressly set forth herein, you agree not to license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make any unauthorized use of the Company Materials.  In addition, you agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Company Materials.  For the avoidance of doubt, “Company Materials” does not include any personal data or other information you may transmit through the App.
  4. Mobile Services.  Use of the App may cause usage of data services provided by your wireless service carrier.  This may include data usage occurring when you are not actively using the App, as the App running on your device may be used to act as a conduit for messages sent between other users in the peer-to-peer messaging mode (similarly, messages you send and receive in peer-to-peer mode would cause data usage for other App users).  You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for data usage fees and any other fees that your wireless service carrier may charge in connection with your use of the App.
  5. Third Party Sites.  The App may include links that allow you to access web sites or other online services that are owned and operated by third parties.  You acknowledge and agree that the Company is not responsible and shall have no liability for the content of such third party sites and services, products or services made available through them, or your use of or interaction with them.
  6. Messaging Content.
  1. The App allows you and other users to transmit certain data, information and content through the App, including text, images, videos and music (“Content”).  As between you and the Company, you shall retain all of your ownership rights in your Content.  You hereby grant the Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable license to use, reproduce, display, transmit and prepare derivative works of your Content, and to additionally distribute and publicly perform Content, in each case as reasonably necessary to provide the features and functionality of the App and the Company’s services to you.  You also hereby grant to each user of the App to whom you are connected a non-exclusive license to access and view your Content as permitted by the functionality of the App and this Agreement.  
  2. In connection with your Content, you further agree that you will not: (i) use material that is subject to third party intellectual property or 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 the Company all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) use material that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, violate any law or is otherwise inappropriate; or (iii) post advertisements or marketing content or solicitations of business, or any content of a commercial nature.  The Company may investigate an allegation that any Content does not conform this to Agreement and may determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove such Content, which it reserves the right to do at any time.  
  3. You hereby acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content from other users that is inaccurate, offensive, obscene, indecent, or objectionable when using the App, and further acknowledge that the Company does not control the Content posted by App users and does not have any obligation to monitor such content for any purpose.  
  4. The Content you send to other users through the App is encrypted, and Bridgefy uses reasonable efforts to ensure the security of your Content when that Content is being transferred to other users.  However, no security measure is 100% reliable and your Content is subject to interception by third parties unaffiliated with Bridegfy.  
  1. Prohibited Uses.  As a condition of your use of the App, you will not use the App for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement, or would cause a breach of any applicable agreements with third parties to which you are bound (such as, by way of example, your agreement with your wireless data services carrier).  You may not use the App in any manner that in our sole discretion could damage, disable, overburden, impair or interfere with any other party’s use of the App.  You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the App.  In addition, you agree not to use false or misleading information in connection with your user account, and acknowledge that we reserve the right to disable any user account with a profile which we reasonably believe is false or misleading (including a profile that impersonates a third party).  By using the App, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in any country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist-supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.  
  2. Termination.  You may terminate your use of the App at any time by deleting it from your device.  If you wish to terminate your App account, you can request for such deletion by contacting contact@bridgefy.me.  You agree that the Company, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate this Agreement, your account or your use of the App.  The Company may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the App, or any part thereof, with or without notice.  You agree that any termination of your use of the App or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that the Company shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination.  Sections 3-16 will survive any termination of this Agreement.
  3. Apple. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Apple: (i) is not a party to this Agreement; (ii) has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or support services with respect to the App; (iii) is not responsible for addressing claims by you or any third party relating to the App, including any product liability claims, claims under consumer protection laws or claims under any other law, rule or regulation; (iv) has no responsibility to investigate, defend, settle or discharge any claim that the App or use thereof infringes any third party intellectual property rights; and (v) and its subsidiaries are each a third party beneficiary of this Agreement with the right to enforce its terms against you directly.  
  4. Disclaimers; No Warranties.  THE APP AND ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE APP ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT MESSAGES SENT THROUGH THE APP WILL BE RECEIVED IN AL CASES BY THE INTENDED RECIPIENT.  IN PARTICULAR, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ABILITY TO SEND AND RECEIVE MESSAGES THROUGH THE APP’S PEER-TO-PEER MODE IS CONTINGENT UPON A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF OTHER USERS OF THE APP BEING IN PHYSICAL PROXIMITY TO YOU AND THE RECIPIENT, WHICH IS OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROL OF THE COMPANY.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY, AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.  THE COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE APP OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE AVAILABLE THE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY THEREOF ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
  5. Indemnification; Hold Harmless.  You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its affiliated companies, and each of their officers, directors and employees, harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, (any of the foregoing, a “Claim”) arising out of or relating to your use or misuse of the App, violation of this Agreement or infringement, misappropriation or violation of the intellectual property or other rights of any other person or entity, provided that the foregoing does not obligate you to the extent the Claim arises out of the Company’s willful misconduct or gross negligence.  The Company reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
  6. Limitation of Liability and Damages.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE APP, INCLUDING YOUR USE THEREOF, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH THE COMPANY, EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR A COMPANY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH CASE, THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY’S OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE APP EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS.
  7. Arbitration.  Any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought  by either party is less than $10,000 shall be resolved via binding non-appearance-based arbitration initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The AAA Rules are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.  In any such arbitration, the parties and AAA must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; (c) the arbitrator may award injunctive or declaratory relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim; and (d) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent either party from seeking remedies in small claims court of competent jurisdiction.
  8. Class Action Waiver.  YOU AGREE THAT ANY CLAIMS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION UNDER SECTION 13 MUST BE MADE IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
  9. Claims.  YOU AND THE COMPANY AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE APP MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES.  OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
  10. Miscellaneous.  The Company may make modifications, deletions and/or additions to this Agreement (“Changes”) at any time.  Changes will be effective: (i) thirty (30) days after we provide notice of the Changes, whether such notice is provided through the App user interface, is sent to the e-mail address associated with your account or otherwise; or (ii) when you opt-in or otherwise expressly agree to the Changes or a version of this Agreement incorporating the Changes, whichever comes first.  Under this Agreement, you consent to receive communications from the Company electronically.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.  You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the App that is not subject to arbitration under Section 13 shall be filed only in the state or federal courts in California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.  The failure of any party at any time to require performance of any provision of this Agreement shall in no manner affect such party’s right at a later time to enforce the same.  A waiver of any breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions of this Agreement.  If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by the Company without restriction.  This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in a writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to this Agreement made by the Company as set forth herein.
  11. Contact Information.  The App is provided by Bridgefy, Inc.  If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the App, you may contact Bridgefy, Inc. as follows:

Bridgefy, Inc.

934 Howard St.

San Francisco, CA 94103

contact@bridgefy.me

        

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