Terms of Service
Terms of Service
Last Updated: 9/5/2022
You should read the entire Terms of Service because that document (not this summary) is our legally binding agreement.
Summary: You agree to follow some basic rules when using the Platform. These rules are outlined in these Terms of Service, as well as the related policies and guidelines discussed below. We may change these rules.
Cofellow allows you and other members to post content, and organize offline, real-world groups and events. Cofellow and our corporate parent, affiliates, or subsidiaries are referred to as "Cofellow," "we," "us," and "our." We use the terms "you" and "your" to refer to any person who uses our Platform, as well as any organization or person who uses the Platform on behalf of an organization. The term "Platform" refers to any website, application, or service provided by Cofellow, including content and electronic communications.
You are solely responsible for your "Content," which includes any information, material, or other content that you post on our Platform. Our Terms of Service, which include the Usage and Content Policies, Groups and Events Policies, and Trademark Usage Guidelines, must be followed by your Content. We make our Platform available to you subject to these Terms of Service. This document, along with our Usage and Content Policies, Groups and Events Policies, Organizer, Member Restrictions, Trademark Usage Guidelines, and API License Terms, is referred to as the "Terms of Service" and "Agreement." Your use of the Platform indicates your acceptance of this Agreement. If you are using the Platform on behalf of an organization, you agree to this Agreement on their behalf and represent that you have the authority to bind that organization to the terms of this Agreement. Do not use our Platform if you do not agree to or are unable to agree to this Agreement.
Changes to this Agreement
We reserve the right to change this Agreement at any time. When we do this, we will notify you by publishing the most recent version and changing the date at the top of this page. If we make any material changes to this Agreement, we will notify you in advance, for example, by sending you an email or posting a prominent notice on our Platform. You agree to the revised Agreement by continuing to use the Platform after any changes take effect. You may close your account if you do not wish to accept the revised Agreement.
Your Membership and Account
Summary: To use our Platform, you must be at least 13 years old.
Our organizers have complete control over the content and membership of their Cofellow groups.
However, we reserve the right to remove any Content you post or terminate your account at any time.
Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to use our Platform.
You represent that you are at least 13 years old. Any member with the ability to moderate or manage a specific portion of our Platform may set additional eligibility requirements for that portion of our Platform. The organizer(s) of a group or event, for example, may establish the eligibility requirements for that group or event.
Account Modification, Suspension, and Termination
We may modify, suspend, or terminate your account or access to the Platform if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement, including any of its policies or guidelines, and that it is in the best interests of the community, or that it is necessary to protect our Platform. We may notify you of the reasons for the modification, suspension, or termination if this occurs. We may also delete accounts of members who have been inactive for an extended period of time. If you believe the modification, suspension, or termination was made in error, please contact us via email.
Account Security and Information
When you register, you give us some basic information, such as your email address and password. Maintain the accuracy of your email address and other account information. In addition, you agree to keep your password secure and confidential. To avoid unauthorized access to your account, we strongly advise you to choose a strong and unique password that is not shared with any other account or online service, as well as to practice other healthy password security habits. You are solely liable for any consequences resulting from your failure to maintain that security and confidentiality, such as sharing your account credentials with others. If you believe someone is using your password or gaining unauthorized access to your account, please contact us at [email protected].
Platform and Services License
Cofellow grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-sublicensable, non-transferable right to use the Platform in order to access and use the services and features that we make available to you, subject to your compliance with this Agreement.
Content and Privacy
You are solely responsible for the Content that you post to the Platform or provide to Cofellow in any other way. We define "Content" as any information, material, or other content that you post to the Platform or send to us. E.g. Information about groups and events, topics, posts, comments, and photos, and any feedback, suggestions, and other communications sent or directed to Cofellow.
By accepting responsibility for your Content, you agree that you have all of the permissions, rights, and licenses required (including under copyright, trademarks, contract rights, privacy rights, or publicity rights) to provide the Content to the Platform and to Cofellow; your Content does not include personal, private, or confidential information belonging to others; and your Content does not otherwise violate the rights of any individual or entity. You also agree that you and your Content will abide by the terms of this Agreement.
We make no claim to the ownership of your Content. However, in order for us to operate, improve, promote, and protect Cofellow and our Platform, as well as to ensure that we do not infringe on any rights you may have in your Content, you hereby grant Cofellow a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license (including a waiver of any moral rights) to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, and This license allows your Content to remain on the Platform even after you have left the Platform.
Through our Platform, Cofellow collects registration and other information about you. Please see our Privacy and Cookie Policies for more information on how we collect, use, and disclose this information.
These policies do not govern the use of information you provide to third parties, such as organizers and other Cofellow's Platform members.
Cofellow has no control over how other members use data you provide to them, so use caution and good judgment when sharing information with others through our Platform.
Use of Our Platform
In summary, when using our Platform, we expect you to adhere to our policies and guidelines. We accept no responsibility for any Content posted on our Platform.
Our Policies, Guidelines, and Relevant Laws
We require that you follow the Usage and Content Policies, Topics, Groups and Events Policies, Organizer, Member Restrictions, Payment Policies, Trademark Usage Guidelines, and API License Terms when using our Platform. Users also agree to follow all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, as well as not to violate or infringe on the rights of any third party. Furthermore, your access to and use of certain areas or features of the Platform may be governed by additional terms, policies, standards, or guidelines.
You may well be required to agree to Additional Terms before you can access these Platform areas and features. If the Terms of Service and the Additional Terms conflict, the Additional Terms will govern your access to and use of that Platform area or feature, unless otherwise indicated in the Additional Terms. When the Platform uses third-party services to provide specific features and services to our members, our members may be obligated to adhere to the terms of service that apply to these features and services. If you do not comply, we may, in our sole discretion, modify, suspend, or terminate your account or access to the Platform, and we will notify you of the reason for the modification, suspension, or termination.
Content of Others
We do not have any control over the content of other members.
We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action when we become aware of inappropriate Content on our Platform, but we have no obligation to monitor, nor do we accept responsibility for, the Content of other members.
Interactions with Other People
Any offline arrangements made through our Platform are not binding on us. Cofellow neither conducts nor requires background checks on members, nor does it attempt to verify the truth or accuracy of statements made by members. We make no representations or warranties about any members' conduct Content or interactions with you.
The Platform's Prohibited Uses
Our Platform contains confidential and proprietary information that is protected by intellectual property and other laws.
You agree that you will not, either directly or indirectly, (a) use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, or create derivative works of the Platform, or any portion of the Platform; (b) remove or alter the proprietary notices on the Platform; or (c) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or attempt to discover the source code or structure, sequence, and organization of the Platform. You also agree not to use the Platform to solicit or collect personal data from others, except as required for the administration or participation in a group or event, or (ii) sensitive personal data, as defined or treated as such under applicable law (including, by way of example only, health information and social security numbers and other government identifiers). Furthermore, you agree to abide by your local jurisdiction's export control laws. You also represent and warrant that you are not in a country that is subject to a government embargo, has been designated as a "terrorist supporting" country by a government, or is classified on any prohibited or restricted parties list.
Platform security and safety
You agree not to (a) extract data from the Platform for a commercial purpose not permitted by these Terms of Service, whether using an automated system or software operated by a third party or otherwise ("screen scraping," "data scraping," or "web scraping"); or (b) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts, is designed to interfere with or disrupt, or imposes undue burdens on the Platform.
You concur to use, retain, and process personal data collected from the Platform in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and solely for the purposes of administering and participating in groups and events. Without limitation, you agree to provide individuals with a notice about your processing of personal information, obtain any necessary consent, and respond to individual requests as required by applicable law. You also agree to keep such information secure from unauthorized access or processing. You must delete such personal data once it is no longer strictly necessary for the administration of a group or event, or as soon as Cofellow requests it, and you must certify to such deletion as soon as possible.
Cofellow contains links to third-party sites and is integrated with various third-party services, applications, and sites that may make available to you their content and products. We don’t control these third parties and aren’t responsible for those sites or services or their content or products. These third parties may have their own terms and policies, and your use of them will be governed by those terms and policies. You do not have a license to use the intellectual property of third parties merely by way of accessing this Platform.
We are constantly working to improve our Platform. This means that we reserve the right to change or discontinue portions or all of our Platform at any time, with or without notice, and without liability to you or any third party.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to release us and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, consultants, corporate parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, and other third-party partners from any and all claims, demands, and damages (direct and consequential) arising out of or in any way connected with any transaction with a third party, your interactions with other members, or a Topic, a group, or an event ("Claims"). You acknowledge that some events or group participation involve inherent risks, such as illness, bodily harm, disability, or death. You understand and agree that by participating in these events or groups, you have freely chosen to assume these potential dangers.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold all Cofellow Parties harmless from any Claims made by any third party as a result of or arising from (a) your violations of this Agreement, (b) your use, misuse, or abuse of our Platform, (c) your Content, (d) your violation of any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation or the rights of a third party, or (e) your participation or conduct in a group or an event. You agree to promptly notify us of any third-party Claims, to cooperate with all Parties in defending such Claims, and to pay all fees, costs, and expenses associated with such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees).
Summary: If you use Cofellow's trademark, please adhere to our Trademark Usage Guidelines. Also, do not violate anyone's intellectual property. If you believe your intellectual property is being infringed somewhere on the Platform, please follow the procedures in our Intellectual Property Dispute Policies.
Cofellow's intellectual property
Cofellow's intellectual property includes its trademarks, logos, service marks, and service names. Our Trademark Usage Guidelines explain how and when you may and may not use our trademarks. Our Platform, including the material on it, is also intellectual property owned by us or our licensors.
You agree not to use our intellectual property without our prior written consent, except as described in the Trademark Usage Guidelines.
Others' Intellectual Property
Cofellow respects other people's intellectual property, and we expect our members to respect it as well. We may delete or deactivate access to material that we believe may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion. We may also restrict or discontinue access to our Platform to individuals who we believe to be repeat infringers. Please review our Intellectual Property Dispute Policies if you believe your intellectual property rights have been violated.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Our Platform is made available to you "as is" and "as available."
We disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, including but not limited to statutory warranties and implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We also disclaim any warranties regarding (a) the Platform's dependability, timeliness, accuracy, and performance; (b) any information, advice, services, or goods obtained through or advertised on our Platform or by us; and (c) any information or advice obtained through any links to other websites or resources provided through our Platform, (c) the Platform's results, and (d) the correction of any errors in the Platform, (e) any material or data obtained through the use of our Platform, and (f) dealings with or as a result of the presence of marketing partners or other third parties on or through our Platform. Under the law of the country in which you reside, you may have additional rights. You agree that the duration of such additional rights will be limited to the maximum allowable by law.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that Cofellow will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, arising out of or in connection with (a) our Platform or this Agreement or the inability to use our Platform (however arising, including our negligence), (b) statements or conduct of or transacting with you.
If you have a disagreement with Cofellow, you agree to first try to resolve it directly with us. If we cannot reach an agreement, you must, with limited exceptions, submit any dispute with us to a neutral arbitrator rather than bringing the claim to a court of law. Claims must be filed individually, not as part of a class action. Members based in the European Union may have additional or different rights, depending on the law in force. Cofellow is under no obligation to get involved in any disputes you have with other members, though we may try to help you resolve them.
Waiver of Class Action
You agree to settle any disagreements with Cofellow on an individual basis. You agree not to file a claim in a class, consolidated, or representative action as a claimant or a class member. You expressly waive your right to participate in class actions, class arbitration, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitration proceedings.
Comments and Concerns
All feedback, comments, notices of infringement of intellectual property rights, claims, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Platform should be directed to: [email protected]