Terms of Use | The Intimacy Project

Terms of Use

Your Commitments

In return for our commitment to provide the Service, we require you to make the below commitments to us.

Who Can Use The Connection App

We want our Service to be as open and inclusive as possible, but we also want it to be safe, secure, and in accordance with the law. So, we need you to commit to a few restrictions in order to be part of the The Connection App community.

  • You must be at least 17 years old or the minimum legal age in your country to use The Connection App.
  • You must not be prohibited from receiving any aspect of our Service under applicable laws or engaging in payments related Services if you are on an applicable denied party listing.
  • We must not have previously disabled your account for violation of law or any of our policies.
  • You must not be a convicted sex offender.

How You Can’t Use The Connection App

Providing a safe and open Service for a broad community requires that we all do our part.

  • You can’t impersonate others or provide inaccurate information.
  • You don’t have to disclose your identity on The Connection App, but you must provide us with accurate and up to date information (including registration information). Also, you may not impersonate someone you aren’t, and you can’t create an account for someone else unless you have their express permission.
  • You can’t do anything unlawful, misleading, or fraudulent or for an illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  • You can’t violate (or help or encourage others to violate) these Terms or our policies.
  • You can’t do anything to interfere with or impair the intended operation of the Service.
  • You can’t attempt to create accounts or access or collect information in unauthorized ways.
  • This includes creating accounts or collecting information in an automated way without our express permission.
  • You can’t attempt to buy, sell, or transfer any aspect of your account (including your username) or solicit, collect, or use login credentials or badges of other users.
  • You can’t post private or confidential information or do anything that violates someone else’s rights, including intellectual property.
  • You can’t use a domain name or URL in your username without our prior written consent.
  • You can’t use the Connection App for professional, commercial, lucrative (advertising, prospecting, etc.) or non-private purposes.
  • You can’t use the Connection App for solicitation purposes.
  • You can’t post any comments or content that may be defamatory, abusive, obscene, offensive, violent, political, racist or xenophobic and, more generally, any remarks or content violating applicable laws and regulations.

Permissions You Give to Us

As part of our agreement, you also give us permissions that we need to provide the Service.

  • We do not claim ownership of your content, but you grant us a license to use it.
  • We do not claim ownership of your content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Service, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). You can end this license anytime by deleting your content or account. However, content will continue to appear if you shared it with others and they have not deleted it. To learn more about how we use information, and how to control or delete your content, review the Data Policy and visit the The Connection App Help Center.
  • Permission to use your username, profile picture, and information about your relationships and actions with accounts, ads, and sponsored content.
  • You give us permission to show your username, profile picture, and information about your actions (such as likes) or relationships (such as follows) next to or in connection with accounts, ads, offers, and other sponsored content that you follow or engage with that are displayed on Facebook Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show that you liked a sponsored post created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on The Connection App. As with actions on other content and follows of other accounts, actions on sponsored content and follows of sponsored accounts can be seen only by people who have permission to see that content or follow. We will also respect your ad settings. You can learn more here about your ad settings.
  • You agree that we can download and install updates to the Service on your device.

Additional Rights We Retain

  • If you select a username or similar identifier for your account, we may change it if we believe it is appropriate or necessary (for example, if it infringes someone’s intellectual property or impersonates another user).
  • If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Service (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share), we retain all rights to our content (but not yours).
  • You can only use our intellectual property and trademarks or similar marks with our prior written permission.
  • You must obtain written permission from us or under an open source license to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.

Content Removal and Disabling or Terminating Your Account

  • We can remove any content or information you share on the Service if we believe that it violates these Terms of Use, our policies, or we are permitted or required to do so by law. We can refuse to provide or stop providing all or part of the Service to you (including terminating or disabling your account) immediately to protect our community or services, or if you create risk or legal exposure for us, violate these Terms of Use or our policies, if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, or where we are permitted or required to do so by law. If we take action to disable or terminate your account, we will notify you where appropriate. If you believe your account has been terminated in error, or you want to disable or permanently delete your account, consult our Help Center.
  • Content you delete may persist for a limited period of time in backup copies and will still be visible where others have shared it. This paragraph, and the section below called “Our Agreement and What Happens if We Disagree,” will still apply even after your account is terminated or deleted.

Our Agreement and What Happens if We Disagree

Our Agreement

  • If any aspect of this agreement is unenforceable, the rest will remain in effect.
  • Any amendment or waiver to our agreement must be in writing and signed by us. If we fail to enforce any aspect of this agreement, it will not be a waiver.
  • We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

Who Has Rights Under This Agreement

  • This agreement does not give rights to any third parties.
  • You cannot transfer your rights or obligations under this agreement without our consent.
  • Our rights and obligations can be assigned to others. For example, this could occur if our ownership changes (as in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets) or by law.

Who Is Responsible If Something Happens

  • Our Service is provided “as is,” and we can’t guarantee it will be safe and secure or will work perfectly all the time. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  • We also don’t control what people and others do or say, and we aren’t responsible for their (or your) actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or content (including unlawful or objectionable content). We also aren’t responsible for services and features offered by other people or companies, even if you access them through our Service.
  • Our responsibility for anything that happens on the Service (also called “liability”) is limited as much as the law will allow. If there is an issue with our Service, we can’t know what all the possible impacts might be. You agree that we won’t be responsible (“liable”) for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms, even if we know they are possible. This includes when we delete your content, information, or account.

How We Will Handle Disputes

If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms (“claim”), and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the courts of the province of British Columbia, Canada and the laws the province of British Columbia and Canada will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Unsolicited Material

We always appreciate feedback or other suggestions, but may use them without any restrictions or obligation to compensate you for them, and are under no obligation to keep them confidential.

Data Policy

  • Information and content you provide. We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others.
  • Your usage. We collect information about how you use our Products, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the features you use; the actions you take; what you interact with; and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you’re using and have last used our Products, and what posts and other content you view on our App. We also collect information about how you use features.
  • Information about transactions made on our Products. If you use our Products for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase in or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This may include payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.
  • Things others do and information they provide about you. We also receive and analyze content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Device Information

As described below, we collect information from and about the devices you use that integrate with our Products.

Information we obtain from these devices includes:

  • Device attributes — Information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
  • Device operations — Information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
  • Identifiers — Unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use
  • Device signals — Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
  • Data from device settings — Information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
  • Network and connections — Information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed.
  • Cookie data — Data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings.

How We Use the information

Provide, Personalize, and Improve Our Products

We use the information we have to deliver our Products, including to personalize features and content.

Product Research and Development

We use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.

Ads, Offers, and Other Sponsored Content

We use the information we have about you-including information about your interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you.

Provide Measurement, Analytics, and Other Business Services

We use the information we have (including your activity off our Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services.

Promote Safety, Integrity, and Security

We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security.

Communicate With You

We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

Research and Innovate for Social Good

We use the information we have to conduct and support research and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.

Sharing With Third Party Partners

Partners Offering Goods and Services in Our Products

When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a seller in our Products, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.

Vendors and Service Providers

We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.

Researchers and Academics

We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.

Law Enforcement or Legal Requests

We may share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests but require government and private entities to follow applicable laws and statutes when requesting customer information and data. If a request does not have a valid legal basis, or if we consider it to be unclear, inappropriate or overly broad, we challenge or reject the request.

Our Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. We may use technologies like cookies, pixels and local storage to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads.

What Are Cookies Used For?

Cookies and other technologies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited it before. These technologies can then be used to deliver products, services, and ads, help us understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your experience in using our services. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

Why Do We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies?

We use cookies, pixels, local storage, and similar technologies to show you relevant content, improve your experience, and help protect The Connection App and our users. We may use these technologies to deliver the service, provide you with a service that is easy to use, enables you to move around the Service and use its features, such as accessing secure areas and store information so that we respond faster. We may use these technologies to collect information about how you use the Service, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. We may use these technologies to allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you’re in) and tailor the Service to provide enhanced features and content for you. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customize. The Connection App or our advertising partners may use these technologies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These technologies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than The Connection App. This information may be shared with organizations outside The Connection App, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We may use these technologies to understand, improve, and research products and services.

How Long Will Cookies Stay on My Device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and Third Party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to The Connection App, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for The Connection App, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to Control Cookies or Other Collection Mechanisms

Follow the instructions provided by your website or mobile browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies or other technologies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly.

Updating These Terms

We may change our Service and policies, and we may need to make changes to these Terms so that they accurately reflect our Service and policies. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you (for example, through our Service) before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Then, if you continue to use the Service, you will be bound by the updated Terms. If you do not want to agree to these or any updated Terms, you can delete your account, here.

Acknowledgements and Agreements

We have worked hard to create and provide carefully crafted programs and well researched information that will enhance your skill at generating feelings of love and connection. However, every person is different and we cannot control how the information contained in The Connection App and programs delivered by us will affect individuals. We therefore require the following CYA legal agreements from you in order for you to use The Connection App and take our, what we hope will be, life enhancing programs. We remain perpetually committed to being a positive influence in the world and thank you for your trust and consideration.

You will understand and acknowledge that The Connection App is not therapy and is not intended to solve relationship problems. You will hold harmless and indemnify The Connection App creators, employees, agents and assigns against any and all claims and actions arising out of your use of The Connection App or participation in any of our programs.