The key functionality of Qminds is to provide a platform designed to group individuals (“users”) together, based on professional experience and other factors, and to enable individuals to chat and communicate online through various media including text and photos and linking and accessing third party social network platforms (collectively, the “Service”).Please note that Qminds is a platform that brings together USERS. Qminds, has no control over users or their conduct while using the app. Qminds does not assume any responsibility for or warrant the accuracy of legitimacy of any information provided by any users through the service. Furthermore, Qminds does not and has no obligation to screen users or review the accuracy or legitimacy of any information or data provided by any user. Any claim or dispute that may arise between users of the app and/or the service shall be settled by them, as they hereby agree to release and hold harmless Qminds from an liability or responsibility to participate in such claim or dispute.By using the service, you agree not to do any of the following; each of which shall be deemed a breach of these terms of service (i) ENGAGE IN ANY ILLICIT, INDECENT OR UNLAWFUL BEHAVIOR OR ACTIVITY, (ii) ENGAGE IN ANY INDECENT, PORNOGRAPHIC, RACIST, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR INCENDIARY CONDUCT OR BEHAVIOR OR (iii) CONDUCT ANY COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY OR ENGAGE IN ANY TRANSACTION INVOLVING THE EXCHANGE OF VALUE BETWEEN USERS.YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN USING THE SERVICE, YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, AND THAT QMINDS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR SAFETY OF OR RELATING TO SUCH CONTENT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, WHILE THE SERVICES ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR PORNOGRAPHIC PURPOSES OR FOR MAKING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT AVAILABLE, YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT YOU DEEM TO BE OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, OBJECTIONABLE, OR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST QMINDS WITH RESPECT THERETO. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE MAY VIOLATE APPLICABLE LAWS IN THE JURISDICTION YOU ARE LOCATED AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE SERVICE AND THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN DOES NOT VIOLATE SUCH LAWS AND TO INDEMNIFY QMINDS IN THE EVENT SUCH DOES VIOLATE LAW.While Qminds does not take action on every piece of content deemed to be in violation with these terms, by agreeing to these terms of service, you understand and acknowledge that at anytime Qminds has the right to remove and/or ban you from using the app at any time, especially in relation to content posted that violates these terms of service.
The App and the Service are only accessible to registered users who create a Qminds account with a Phone Number or Email. [Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may visit some areas of the App as a guest and remain anonymous, but you may not be able to access all the content and features of those areas without registering.] If you register and access the App or use the Service, you expressly accept and agree to be bound by this Agreement and the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein. Use of the App and the Service, and the registration and creation of a Qminds account, is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. You hereby warrant that you are at least 13 years old. In the event that the information you provide in this regard is not truthful, Qminds shall not be liable as we cannot verify the age of its users. If you are under 13 years old, do not attempt to register or use the App or the Service. If you are under the age of 18, you may use the Service, with or without registering, only with the approval of your parent or guardian. In addition, you should review these terms with your parent or guardian to make sure that you and your parent or guardian understand and agree with these terms.You may not (i) select or use as a Qminds User ID, with a person's name other than your own, with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a Qminds User ID with the name of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use a Qminds User ID name that is vulgar, obscene or otherwise offensive. We reserve the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Qminds User ID at our discretion. If you select a User ID for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it infringes upon another's rights or marks. You are responsible for all activities occurring under your Qminds User ID and for keeping your password confidential and secure, and you agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Qminds User ID or password.
You agree to only upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit User Contributed Content: (i) that you have the lawful right to use, copy, distribute, transmit, or display; and (ii) that does not infringe the intellectual property rights or violate the privacy rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, or moral right or right of publicity). Qminds respects the legal rights of others, and asks that its users do the same. It is Qminds' policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright or other forms of intellectual property infringement provided they comply with applicable laws (most notably, the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act or “DMCA”). Repeat offenders will, at Qminds' option, have their user accounts and/or access to the App and the Service removed or disabled irrespective of the status of any particular notification or counter-notification. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed, please provide Qminds with written notice of same with the following information:
Qminds will, upon receipt of a properly-formatted notice, act expeditiously to remove the allegedly offending content or disable public access to same. Qminds will also send a copy of any infringement notice to the party said to be responsible for the infringement at issue. If you have received such a notice, you may opt to file a counter-notice, stating essentially that you dispute the allegations made in the notice and formally requesting that any material removed or disabled be reposted. A counter-notification should include the following information:
For all content you submit to the Services, you grant Qminds. and our affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, and distribute that content. This license is for the limited purpose of operating, developing, providing, promoting, and improving the Services and researching and developing new ones.
While we’re not required to do so, we may access, review, screen, and delete your content at any time and for any reason, including to provide and develop the Services or if we think your content violates these Terms of Service. You remain responsible for the content you create, upload, post, or store through the Service.As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information, not information about you personally, to our partners about how our users, collectively, use the App and the Service.
In connection with any of the uses listed above, you agree to release and discharge us, and our affiliates, licensees, and business partners from any claims, actions and demands of any nature, including but not limited to any claims of libel, infringement of the right of publicity, invasion of privacy, portrayal in a false light, or other claim.
In granting these licenses to us, and our affiliates, licensees, and business partners, you represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, power, authority and permissions to grant these licenses, which include but are not limited to any third party rights that are required as a result of the subject matter of your User Contributed Content.
In addition to the prohibitions set forth elsewhere herein, you agree not to do any of the following while using the App and/or the Service:
The App 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 us 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.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Qminds, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, and other expenses (including attorneys' and expert witnesses' costs and rewards) arising from or relating to: (1) your use of and access to the App or the Service; (2) your violation of any laws or any infringement by you, or any third party using your account or Qminds User ID, of any intellectual property, property, privacy, or other right of any person or entity; (3) any breach of any obligation in this Agreement by you; (4) any intentional misconduct or negligence by you in using the App or the Service; or (5) any claim that a user's User Contributed Content caused damage of any kind whatsoever to another user or to any other third party.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE APP, THE SERVICE AND THE QMINDS CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT QMINDS, AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “QMINDS PARTIES”), WILL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE FOREGOING. THE APP, THE SERVICE AND THE QMINDS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND THE QMINDS PARTIES HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED BY THE QMINDS PARTIES. THE QMINDS PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE APP, THE SERVICE OR THE QMINDS CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE APP.
THE QMINDS PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE PROVIDING OF THE APP, THE SERVICE OR THE QMINDS CONTENT HEREUNDER, THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE VIA THE APP OR THE SERVICE AND ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED THEREBY, ANY MISREPRESENTATION OR FRAUD BY A USER, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE APP, THE SERVICE OR THE QMINDS CONTENT, INCLUDING FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE APP, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE APP, THE SERVICE OR THE QMINDS CONTENT, OR ANY OF THE MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE APP REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE THE QMINDS PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (“CLAIMS”), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE APP, THE SERVICE OR THE QMINDS CONTENT. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, IN PART: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”. THE TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF THE QMINDS PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED $50.
Governing Law; Venue. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California without reference to any conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. You irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in san Francisco, California, for any suit or action arising from or related to this Agreement, and waive any right you may have to object to the venue of such courts. You further agree that these courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any such suit or action initiated by you against Qminds.
If any dispute, controversy or claim arises between the parties under, out of, or in relation to this Agreement, including any dispute concerning the formation, construction, interpretation, or breach of this Agreement or a party's performance of its obligations hereunder (“Dispute”), the parties shall attempt in the first instance to resolve the Dispute through mutual good faith consultation. If the Dispute is not resolved in this manner within forty-five (45) days of a party's notice of a Dispute, then any party may serve a notice on the other party requiring the Dispute to be submitted to arbitration as follows:
Any Dispute (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with this Agreement where the total amount of the award sought is less than five thousand U.S. Dollars (US$ 5,000.00) may be resolved in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. Such arbitration shall be initiated through an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section and under the rules of such ADR Provider, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with this Agreement. The party demanding arbitration will propose an ADR Provider and the other party shall not unreasonably withhold consent to use such ADR Provider.
The ADR Provider and the parties 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) all arbitration proceedings shall be held in English; c) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and d) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney rewards) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the rewards and costs of the ADR Provider.Any other Dispute (including whether the claims asserted can be arbitrated) shall be referred to and finally determined by arbitration in accordance with the JAMS Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) and shall be administered by the San Francisco office of JAMS (the “Administrator”). To the extent there is any conflict between the provisions set forth in this section and any procedural or other rules issued by the Administrator, this section will control. The location of the arbitration will be San Francisco, California, USA. The Dispute(s) shall be submitted to a single arbitrator (“Arbitrator”) chosen by the parties or selected by the parties from a list of potential arbitrators provided by the Administrator. The Administrator shall provide such list to the parties 10 days after request by either party. Should the parties be unable to agree on a choice of arbitrator within 10 days after receipt of the list from the Administrator, then the Administrator will select the Arbitrator. The arbitral proceedings, and all pleadings and written evidence will be in the English language. Any written evidence originally in a language other than English will be submitted in English translation accompanied by the original or true copy thereof. The English language version will control. Each party shall bear its own attorney's rewards, costs, and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the rewards and costs of the Administrator and the Arbitrator; provided, however, the Arbitrator shall be authorized to determine whether a party is the prevailing party, and if so, to award to that prevailing party reimbursement for its reasonable attorneys' rewards, costs and disbursements (including, for example, expert witness rewards and expenses, photocopy charges, travel expenses, etc.), and/or the rewards and costs of the Administrator and the Arbitrator. The Arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The Arbitrator will not have authority to award damages in excess of any limitations set forth in this Agreement. Judgment on the award of the Arbitrators may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator also shall be authorized to grant any temporary, preliminary or permanent equitable remedy or relief it deems just and equitable and within the scope of this Agreement, including, without limitation, an injunction or order for specific performance. The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by California law or United States Federal law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Qminds may proceed directly to any court of competent jurisdiction to seek protection or enforcement of its intellectual property rights and/or to seek injunctive relief or other equitable relief.
If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any governmental entity, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect provided that the essential terms and conditions of this Agreement for both parties remain valid, binding and enforceable. To the extent permitted by law, the parties hereby to the same extent waive any provision of law that renders any provision hereof prohibited or unenforceable in any respect.
This Agreement and your rights and obligations under this Agreement may not be assigned, delegated, or otherwise transferred, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, by you without Qminds' express prior written consent. Any attempted assignment, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Qminds may assign this Agreement or any of its rights under this Agreement to any third party without your consent.
Qminds may give any notice required by this Agreement by means of a general notice on the App, electronic mail to your email address on record with Qminds, or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to your address on record with Qminds.
Qminds' remedies for any breach of this Agreement by you will include damages, injunctive relief, specific performance, and restitution. You acknowledge that any breach of this Agreement by you would cause irreparable injury to Qminds for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and, therefore, Qminds will be entitled to injunctive relief (including specific performance). The rights and remedies provided to each party in this Agreement are cumulative and in addition to any other rights and remedies available to such party at law or in equity.
All waivers must be in writing and signed by the party to be charged. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
This Agreement is the final, complete, and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior or contemporaneous communications and understandings between the parties. Qminds reserves the right to make changes to this Agreement, at its sole discretion, pursuant to above.
In the event that you provide Qminds with any feedback regarding the App or the Service, including without limitation, any flaws, errors, bugs, anomalies, problems with and/or suggestions for the App or the Service (collectively, “Feedback”), you hereby assign to Qminds all rights in the Feedback, including but not limited to, the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner we deem appropriate. You recognize that Qminds is not responsible for compensating you in anyway for your feedback.
Qminds reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the App or the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Qminds shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the App or the Service.