Terms of Service

Quipist, Inc. Terms of Use

Updated: March 22, 2016


Thank you for registering to use quipist.com (the “Site”), Quipist,Inc.’s (“Company” or “Quipist" or “we” or “our”or “us”) social networking platform. These Terms of Use (this“Agreement”) govern your use of the Site, including your creation and sharing of text, images,audio and any other media that may be viewed by other end users of the Site or users of other social networking platforms through which sharing may be enabled (“Media”). Please read this Agreement carefully, as it (among other things) requires in Section 11 that you and the Company arbitrate certain claims instead of going to court and restricts class action claims.

Please press “Accept” if you agree to be legally bound by all terms and conditions herein. 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 Site.

Note for Children. Use of the Site by anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited.

  1. Privacy Policy. The Company’s Privacy Policy, at https://www.quipist.com/privacy/(the “Privacy Policy”), describes the collection, use and disclosure of data and information by the Company in connection with the Site. 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. Ownership; Proprietary Rights.  As between you and the Company, you own all worldwide right, title and interest, including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights, in and to your Media, subject to the licenses granted to the Company and other Site users herein. 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 Site, the software and technology used by theCompany to provide Site features and functionality and all usage and other data generated or collected in connection with the use thereof(the “Company Materials”). Except for as may be expressly set forth herein, you agree not to reverse engineer, decompile,disassemble, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make any unauthorized use of the CompanyMaterials.
  3. Third Party Sites.  The Site may include advertisements or other 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 theCompany 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.
  4. Media.
    • The Site allows you and other users to post and share Media through the Site and such other channels as may be enabled by the Company. You understand that allMedia is available only on an “as-available” basis and theCompany does not guarantee that the availability of Media will be uninterrupted or bug free. You agree you are responsible for all of your Media and all activities that occur under your user account. Some or all of your Media may be removed at any time, for any reason or for no reason and without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, your Media may be removed if the Company determines(in its sole discretion) that its content is inappropriate or if it is the subject of flagging by other Site users.
    • You shall retain all of your ownership rights in your Media. With respect to Media you submit which you at any time designate as being viewable by all Site users or the public generally, you hereby grant the Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, sub licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, distribute and perform your Media for purposes of operating the Site and the Company’s (and its successor’s) business, in any media formats and through any media channels. With respect to Media you submit which you never designate as being viewable by all Site users or the public generally, you hereby grant the Company, for so long as you keep such Media on the Site or it is otherwise retained by the Company (as described in Section6), a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, sub licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, display,transmit, prepare derivative works of, distribute and perform your Media in accordance with your preferences for such Media (as set by you through the Site’s user interface) for purposes of providing the features and functionality of the Site to you. Media you submit to Third Party Services (as defined in Section 6) through the Site is subject to the terms and conditions applicable ThirdParty Service.
    • In connection with your Media, you further agree that you will not use, create, provide or post: (i) 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) 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) advertisements or marketing content or solicitations of business, or any content of a commercial nature. The Company may investigate an allegation that any Media does not conform this toAgreement and may determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove such Media, which it reserves the right to do at any time. If you are a copyright holder and believe in good faith that your content has been made available through theSite without your authorization, you may contact us through our 'contact us' page (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §512(c))and request that we remove such content.
    • You hereby acknowledge that you may be exposed to Media from other users that is inaccurate, offensive, obscene, indecent, or objectionable when using the Site, and further acknowledge that theCompany does not control the Media posted by Site users and does not have any obligation to monitor such content for any purpose.
  5. Prohibited Uses.  As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site 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. You may not use the Site in any manner that in our sole discretion could damage, disable, overburden, impair or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. 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 Site, 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 theU.S. Government as a “terrorist-supporting” country; and (ii)you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
  6. Third Party Services.  The Platform may include features or functionality that interoperate with online services operated by third parties such as Facebook and Twitter (such services, “Third Party Services”),pursuant to agreements between Company and the operators of suchThird Party Services (such agreements, “Third Party Agreements”and such operators, “Operators”) or through application programming interfaces or other means of interoperability made generally available by the Operators (“Third Party APIs”) whichCompany does not control. Third Party Agreements and Third PartyAPIs (and the policies, terms and rules applicable to Third PartyAPIs) may be modified, suspended or terminated at any time. Company shall have no liability with respect to any such modification,suspension or termination. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site in connection with any Third Party Service complies with all agreements, policies, terms and rules applicable to such Third Party Service.
  7. Termination.  You may terminate this Agreement at any time, for any reason or for no reason, by deleting your Site account through the Site user interface. If you are for any reason unable to delete your account through the Site user interface, you may also send us a request for deletion of your account through our 'contact us' page. Such requests will be honored within a reasonable time period after they have been received provided that you give us all reasonably necessary information and cooperation. Certain data (including yourMedia) may continue to be stored in our backup systems until regularly scheduled deletions occur. Deletion of your Site account may not result in the deletion of Media you have posted on ThirdParty Services through use of the Site. You agree that the Company,in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate thisAgreement, your account or your use of the Site. The Company may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your use of the Site 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 2-6, 7-12 and 14will survive any termination of this Agreement.
  8. Disclaimers; No Warranties.  THE SITE AND ANY MEDIA, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “ASIS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. 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, ANDNON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. THE COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE 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, SOMEOR ALL OF THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAYNOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
  9. 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 Site, 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 theCompany’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.
  10. 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 OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE SITE, 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 OFSUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY’S OR ITS AFFILIATES,CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT ORYOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS. APPLICABLE LAW MAYNOT 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.
  11. Arbitration.
    • Agreement to Arbitrate. This Section 11 is referred to herein as the “Arbitration Agreement.” The parties that any and all controversies, claims,or disputes between you and Company arising out of, relating to, or resulting from this Agreement, shall be subject to binding arbitration pursuant to the terms and conditions of thisArbitration Agreement, and not any court action (other than a small claims court action to the extent the claim qualifies). TheFederal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
    • Class Action Waiver. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH PARTIES AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR PARTY'S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF)ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TOTHE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S).
    • Procedures. Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association's ("AAA")rules and procedures (the "AAA Rules"), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. If there is any inconsistency between the AAA Rules and this Arbitration Agreement, the terms of thisArbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration. The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of this Agreement as a court would, including without limitation, the limitation of liability provisions in Section 10. You may visithttp://www.adr.org for information on the AAA andhttp://www.adr.org/fileacase for information on how to file a claim against the Company.
    • Venue. The arbitration shall be held in the county in which you reside or at another mutually agreed location. If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, you or Company may elect to have the arbitration conducted by telephone or based solely on written submissions, which election shall be binding on each party, but subject to the arbitrator's discretion to require an in-person hearing if the circumstances warrant. Attendance at any in-person hearing may be made by telephone by either or both parties unless the arbitrator requires otherwise.
    • Governing Law. The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with the laws of the state of California, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different Site users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving you to the extent required by applicable law.
    • Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees(collectively, the "Arbitration Fees") will be governed by the AAA's Rules. Each party will be responsible for all other fees it incurs in connection with the arbitration, including without limitation, all attorney fees.
    • Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling,decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
    • Severability.   If a court decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement other than Section 11.2 is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified. If a court decides that any of the provisions ofSection 11.2 is invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement shall be null and void. The remainder of thisAgreement will continue to apply.
  12. Claims.  YOU AND THE COMPANY AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1)YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
  13. Changes to Agreement.  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 theChanges, whether such notice is provided through the Site 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.
  14. Miscellaneous.  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 Site that is not subject to arbitration under Section 11 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.
  15. Contact Information.  The Site is provided by Quipist, Inc. If you have any questions,complaints or claims with respect to the Site, you may contact Quipist through our 'contact us' page.

Security

We here at Quipist take your privacy very seriously. Starting off we will have ssh (encryption for connecting to Quipist),  and of course you have to have passwords (and we will encourage you to use a strong one!) But we are also working on implementing added layers of security to assure that your privacy, and information remain safe once the site is out of beta. It is our goal that our users will be able to use either their cell phones, or an email account, as a way to add a layer of authentication. We intend to include pictures and labels, to assure the user that they are legitimately on the Quipist site, and not on a spoofed site. And we will be implementing the ability for users to 'regain' control of their account via their email, text on their cell, or through a series of questions that the user will have set up in advance, so that if someone else were able to gain access/control that the user would be able to reclaim it. While in beta, we will be working on bugs, and stability, so please hang tight and we will improve our security very soon!

Privacy Policy 

Last Published March 23, 2016

Learn about the types of information we receive, and how that information is used. 

1.0 Information we receive and how it is used 

Information we receive about you 

We receive a number of different types of information about you, including: 

Your information 

Your information is the information that's required when you sign up for a membership account on  Quipist, as well as the information you choose to share. 

  • Registration information: 

When you sign up for Quipist, you are required to provide information such as your name, email address, birthday, and gender. In some cases, you may be able to register using other information, like your telephone number. 

  • Information you choose to share: 

Your information also includes the information you choose to share on Quipist, such as when you post on Quipist, upload a photo, or comment on a friend's post etc.  It also includes the information you choose to share when you communicate with us, such as when you contact us using an email address, or when you take an action, such as when you add a friend, like a Page or a website, add a place to your story, use our contact importers, or indicate any information about yourself. 

Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public.   Your birthday allows us to do things like show you age-appropriate content and advertisements.  Information others share about you 

We receive information about you from your friends and others, such as when they upload your contact information, post a photo of you, tag you in a photo or status update, or at a location, or add you to a group. 

When people use Quipist, they may store and share information about you and others that they have, such as when they upload and manage their invites and contacts. 

Other information we receive about you 

We also receive other types of information about you: 

  • We receive data about you whenever you use or are running Quipist, such as when you look at another person's timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact with things, use a Quipist mobile app, or make purchases through Quipist. 
  • When you post things like photos or videos on Quipist, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video. 
  • We receive data from or about the computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use to install Quipist apps or to access Quipist, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include network and communication information, such as your IP address or mobile phone number, and other information about things like your internet service, operating system, location, the type (including identifiers) of the device or browser you use, or the pages you visit. For example, we may get your GPS or other location information so we can tell you if any of your friends are nearby, or we could request device information to improve how our apps work on your device. 
  • Sometimes we get data from our affiliates or our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that helps us (or them) deliver ads, understand online activity, and generally make Quipist better. For example, an advertiser may tell us information about you (like how you responded to an ad on Quipist or on another site) in order to measure the effectiveness of - and improve the quality of - ads. 

We also put together data from the information we already have about you, your friends, and others, so we can offer and suggest a variety of services and features. For example, we may make friend suggestions, pick stories for your News Feed, or suggest people to tag in photos. We may put together your current city with GPS and other location information we have about you to, for example, tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you in which you might be interested. We may also put together data about you to serve you ads or other content that might be more relevant to you. 

When we get your GPS location, we put it together with other location information we have about you (like your current city). But we only keep it until it is no longer useful to provide you services, like keeping your last GPS coordinates to send you relevant notifications. 

We only provide data to our advertising partners or customers after we have removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined it with other people's data in a way that it no longer personally identifies you. 

2.0 Public information 

When we use the phrase "public information", we mean the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available. 

Information you choose to make public 

Choosing to make your information public is exactly what it sounds like: anyone, including people off Quipist, will be able to see it. 

Choosing to make your information public also means that this information: 

  • can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures, photos, User ID, username, etc.) even off Quipist; 
  • can show up when someone does a search on a public search engine; 
  • will be accessible to the websites you and your friends use.

Sometimes you will not be able to select an audience when you post something (like when you write on a Page's wall or comment on a news article that uses our comments plugin). This is because some types of stories are always public stories. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing button/icon the information will be publicly available. 

When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public. 

Information that is always publicly available 

The types of information listed below are always publicly available, and they are treated just like information you decided to make public: 

  • Name: 

This helps your friends and family find you. If you are uncomfortable sharing your real name, you can always delete your account, or choose an outward facing alias. 

  • Profile Pictures and Cover Photos: 

These help your friends and family recognize you. If you are uncomfortable making any of these photos public, you can always delete them. Unless you delete them, when you add a new profile picture or cover photo, the previous photo will remain public in your profile picture or cover photo album. 

  • Networks: 

This helps you see who you will be sharing information with before you choose "Friends and Networks" as a custom audience. If you are uncomfortable making your network public, then you can make it private, so that only members can see the member list, or you can make it private so that no one may see the member list. (Keep in mind that they will be able to see other's posts, though)

  • Gender: 

Providing us with your gender-identity will allow us to use your chosen pronoun when interacting with you on our website.

  • Username and User ID: 

These allow you to give out a custom link to your Profile Page and help make Quipist Platform possible. 

3.0 User Names

User Names are a way to identify you on Quipist. With your username, you may choose a custom link (a Quipist URL, such as www.Quipist.com/username) to your profile page that you can give out to people or post on external websites. 

If someone has your Username they can use it to access information about you through the Quipist.com website. For example, if someone has your Username, they can type Quipist.com/Username into their browser and see your public information as well as anything else you've let them see.  

4.0 How we use the information we receive 

We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users like your friends, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads. For example, in addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you: 

  • as part of our efforts to keep Quipist products, services and integrations safe and secure; 
  • to protect Quipist's or others' rights or property; 
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including to deliver relevant ads to you; 
  • to make suggestions to you and other users on Quipist, such as: suggesting that your friend use our contact importer because you found friends using it, suggesting that another user add you as a friend because the user imported the same email address as you did, or suggesting that your friend tag you in a picture they have uploaded with you in it; and 
  • for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, optimization and service improvement. 

Granting us permission to use your information not only allows us to provide Quipist as it exists today, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways. 

While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don't share information we receive about you with others unless we have: 

  • received your permission; 
  • given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or 
  • removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it. 

Of course, for information others share about you, they control how it is shared. 

We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices. 

We may enable access to public information that has been shared through our services. 

We may allow public information to access information so they can help us provide services. 

5.0 Deleting and deactivating your account 

If you want to stop using your account, you can either deactivate or delete it. 

Deactivate 

Deactivating your account puts your account on hold. Other users will no longer see your timeline, but we do not delete any of your information. Deactivating an account is the same as you telling us not to delete any information because you might want to reactivate your account at some point in the future. You can deactivate your account on your account settings page. 

Your friends will still see you listed in their list of friends while your account is deactivated. 

Deletion 

When you delete your account, it is permanently deleted from Quipist. It typically takes about one month to delete an account, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to reactivate it. 

Certain information is needed to provide you with services, so we only delete this information after you delete your account. Some of the things you do on Quipist aren't stored in your account, like posting to someone else's account or sending someone a message (where your friend may still have a message you sent, even after you delete your account). That information remains after you delete your account. 

Get to know the privacy settings that help you control your information on Quipist.com. 

Always think before you post. Just like anything else you post on the web or send in an email, information you share on Quipist can be copied or re-shared by anyone who can see it. 

Although you choose with whom you share, there may be ways for others to determine information about you. For example, if you hide your birthday so no one can see it on your timeline, but friends post "happy birthday!" on your timeline, people may determine your birthday. 

When you comment on or "like" someone else's story, or write on their page, that person gets to select the audience. For example, if a friend posts a Public story and you comment on it, your comment will be Public. Often, you can see the audience someone selected for their story before you post a comment; however, the person who posted the story may later change their audience. So, if you comment on a story, and the story’s audience changes, the new audience can see your comment. 

Sometimes you will not see a sharing icon when you post something (like when you write on a Page's wall or comment on a news article that uses our comments plugin). This is because some types of stories are always public stories. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing icon, the information will be publicly available. 

6.0 Finding you on Quipist 

To make it easier for your friends to find you, we allow anyone with your contact information (such as email address or telephone number) to find you through the Quipist member search as well as other tools we provide, such as contact importers - even if you have not shared your contact information with them on Quipist. 

You can choose who can look up your timeline using the email address or telephone number you added to your timeline through your privacy settings. But remember that people can still find you or a link to your timeline on Quipist through other people and the things they share about you or through other posts, like if you post something to a public page. 

Your settings do not control whether people can find you or a link to your timeline when they search for content they have permission to see, like a photo or other story in which you've been identified. 

7.0 Access on phones and other devices 

Once you share information with your friends and others, they may be able to sync it with or access it via their mobile phones and other devices. For example, if you share a photo on Quipist, someone viewing that photo could save it using Quipist tools or by other methods offered by their device or browser. Similarly, if you share your contact information with someone or invite someone to an event, they may be able to use Quipist or third-party applications or devices to sync that information. 

You should only share information with people you trust because they will be able to save it or re-share it with others, including when they sync the information to a device. 

8.0 What your friends and others post about you 

Links and other possible identifiers 

Anyone can add a link to a story. Links are references to something on the Internet; anything from a website to a Page or timeline on Quipist. For example, if you are writing a story, you might include a link to a blog you are referencing or a link to the blogger's Quipist Quipstream. If someone clicks on a link to another person's Quipstream, they'll only see the things that they are allowed to see. 

If you are linked to in a private space (such as a message) only the people who can see the private space can see the link. Similarly, if you are linked to a comment, only the people who can see the comment can see the link. 

9.0 Other information 

Your friends and others may share information about you. They may share photos or other information about you in their posts. If you do not like a particular post, tell them or report the post. 

10.0 Advertising 

When we deliver ads, we do not share your information (information that personally identifies you, such as your name or contact information) with advertisers unless you give us permission. We may provide advertisers with information when we have removed your name and other personally identifying information from it, or combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads perform or how many people viewed or clicked on their ads or install an app after seeing an ad. 

So we can show you content that you may find interesting, we may use all of the information we receive about you to serve ads that are more relevant to you. For example, this includes:

  • information you provide at registration or add to your account or timeline, 
  • things you share and do on Quipist, such as what you like, and your interactions with advertisements, partners, or apps, 
  • keywords from your stories, and 
  • things we infer from your use of Quipist. 

For many ads we serve, advertisers may choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or infer about users. 

11.0 Quipist content 

We like to tell you about some of the features and tools your friends and others use on Quipist, to help you have a better experience. 

12.0 Cookies, pixels and other similar technologies 

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies. 

We use technologies like cookies, pixels, and a small local file (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services. 

We use these technologies to do things like: 

  • make Quipist easier or faster to use; 
  • enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of Quipist; 
  • deliver, understand and improve advertising; 
  • monitor and understand the use of our products and services; and, 
  • protect you, others and Quipist. 

For example, we may use these tools to know you are logged in to Quipist, to help you use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners. 

We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by Quipist or the third party (although we would not share information that personally identifies you with an advertiser). 

Most companies on the web use cookies (or other similar technological tools), including our advertising and Platform partners. For example, our Platform partners, advertisers or Page administrators may use cookies or similar technologies when you access their apps, ads, Pages or other content. 

Cookies and things like local storage help make Quipist work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver personalized content. 

Refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use Quipist or other websites and apps. 

13.0 Responding to legal requests and preventing harm 

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Quipist, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms. 

14.0 Access requests 

You can access and correct most of your personal data stored by Quipist by logging into your account and viewing your content and activity log. 

15.0 Notifications and Other Messages 

We may send you notifications and other messages using the contact information we have for you, like your email address. 

16.0 Friend Searches 

We offer tools to help you upload your friends' contact information so that you and others can find friends on Quipist, and invite friends who do not currently use Quipist to join, and so we can offer you and others better experiences on Quipist through suggestions and other customized experiences 

17.0 Invitations 

When you invite a friend to join Quipist, we send a message on your behalf using your name, and we may also include names and pictures of other people your friend might know on Quipist. We'll also send a few reminders to those you invite.

18.0 Memorializing Accounts 

We may memorialize the account of a deceased person. When we memorialize an account, we keep the Quipstream on Quipist, but limit access and some features. You can report a deceased person's Quipstream. 

We also may close an account if we receive a formal request that satisfies certain criteria. You may designate, in advance, who you would like to have control of your account if something were to happen to you.

19.0 Affiliates 

We may share information we receive with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Quipist is part of, or that become part of that group (often these companies are called affiliates). Likewise, our affiliates may share information with us as well. This sharing is done in compliance with applicable laws including where such applicable laws require consent. We and our affiliates may use shared information to help provide, understand, and improve our services and their own services. 

20.0 Service Providers 

We give your data (stripped of identifying information) to the people and companies that help us provide, understand and improve the services we offer. For example, we may use outside vendors to help host our website, serve photos and videos, process payments, analyze data, measure the effectiveness of ads, or provide search results. In some cases we provide the service jointly with another company. In all of these cases our partners must agree to only use your data consistent with the agreement we enter into with them, as well as this Privacy Policy. 

21.0 Security and bugs 

We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.  We try to keep Quipist up, bug-free and safe, but can't make guarantees about any part of our services or products. Please notify us of any bugs, or security issues, that you are aware of!

22.0 Change of Control 

If the ownership of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so they can continue to operate the service. But they will still have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy. 

23.0 Notice of Changes 

If we make changes to this Data Use Policy we will notify you (for example, by publication here). 

If the changes are material, we will provide you additional, prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances. 

24.0 Opportunity to comment 

Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, we will give you seven (7) days to provide us with comments on the change. After the comment period, if we adopt any changes, we will provide notice of the effective date. 

25.0 State by state privacy rights 

Alabama:

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California:

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about what personal information a company shares with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Quipist does not share your information with third parties for the third parties' own and independent direct marketing purposes unless we receive your permission. 

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26.0 Contacting us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us through our contact us form