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Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

1. Background

1.1.The app “People.Places.Things” ("People.Places.Things.," "we," "us" or "our") (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”) is developed by PPT LABS INC., 2310 Maynard St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and all rights to the Service belong to PPT LABS INC. These terms regulate your use of the Service. Our Terms of Service applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service ("Users", “you”, “your” or “users”).

2. About the Terms of Service and Use

2.1.By accepting the terms of use you agree that all issues regarding the use of the Service is governed by these Terms of Use as well as our Privacy Policy.

2.2.PPT LABS INC. is entitled to update and change the terms of use at any time. If any changes are made to the terms of use you will be asked to accept the new terms of use in order to continue to use the Service, and the new terms of use will only be valid for activities which take place after you have accepted the new terms of use. Any older versions of the terms of use can be found here: www.pptapp.io/terms.

2.3.These terms of use are effective as of the 20th of January, 2019.

3. Liability

3.1.PPT LABS INC. cannot be held liable for your use of the Service and excludes any liability which may arise as a result of such use. You are responsible for complying with all relevant laws when uploading content or viewing content on the Service.

3.2.PPT LABS INC. does not guarantee that the Service is error-free or protected against hacking or virus attacks and excludes any liability in this regard. The Service may be unavailable on some occasions due to e.g. updates of the Service. PPT LABS INC. encourages you to take a back-up copy (screen recordings or screenshots) of all data which you upload to the Service and PPT LABS INC. is not responsible for any loss of data in the Service.

3.3. As a user of the Service you are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, usernames, profile-information, audio, sounds, musical works and other content that you post, submit, upload or display on or via the Service. PPT LABS INC. does not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, edit, or remove any User Content. If your User Content violates these Terms of Use, you may bear legal responsibility for that Content.

3.4.PPT LABS INC. has no influence on the information which the Users share on the Service and excludes any liability for the content of this information.

3.5.As a user of the Service you agree that PPT LABS INC. cannot be held responsible for the content posted on the Service and that you use the Service at your own risk.

3.6.You accept that PPT LABS INC. is not liable to you for any damages or loss directly or indirectly related to the use of the Service. Likewise, PPT LABS INC. is not liable for any damages or loss related to your inability to use the Service.

3.7. If you violate the terms of use, PPT LABS INC. can stop providing all or part of the Service to you and is entitled to terminate your “People.Places.Things” account.

3.8. PPT LABS INC. has the right, at any time, to remove or delete any content on the Service, without liability. This includes suggestive content that may be offensive, abusive, harmful, inaccurate, inappropriate, or in some cases, User Content or User Profiles that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. As a result, users may be suspended or blocked indefinitely from the Service. Users acknowledge that the use of their registered email address or phone number will be used to block future accounts with the same accompanied information.

3.9. PPT LABS INC. cannot be held responsible for any dispute between the Users.

3.10. If PPT LABS INC., despite the disclaimers in paragraph 3.1 – 3.9, should be ordered to pay damages to you, such damages can in total not exceed the amount of the total payment which you have paid to PPT LABS INC. for the use of the Service. If you have not made any payments to PPT LABS INC., paragraph 3.10 does not apply to you.

4. Rights

4.1.PPT LABS INC. have all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, to the Service. No rights to the Service is transferred to you as a result of your use of the Service.

4.2.You warrant that you have all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, to the content that you upload to the Service and that such content does not infringe any third parties. PPT LABS INC. is granted a worldwide royalty-free license (not limited in time) to use all the content that you have uploaded to the Service. Consequently, PPT LABS INC. is granted a license to use the content on all digital and physical platforms (including platforms that may be developed in the future) where the Service may be used now or in the future.

4.3. The Service may to some extent be supported by promotional advertisements. You accept that your content may be used in connection with such promotional advertisements. PPT LABS INC. is entitled to use your content as promotion and marketing of the Service itself.

4.4. If your “People.Places.Things,” account is terminated, cf. paragraph 3.7, or you deactivate your account, you accept that content that you previously have posted on the Service may still appear within the Service as a result of the license granted to PPT LABS INC.

4.5. Although it is our intention to keep the Service available at all times, occasions when the Service may be interrupted expected or unexpectedly, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment.

4.6. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.

5. Personal Data

5.1.You accept that PPT LABS INC. may collect information regarding your use of the Service. This includes your username, password, e-mail address and other information you provide to your user profile through the Service. PPT LABS INC. will also store the content you as a user provide to the Service and communications between you and The Service. PPT LABS INC. also collects information regarding your camera, microphone and location when you use the Service and when you upload content to the Service. Please review more information on your personal data and User Content in our Privacy Policy below.

5.2.The data is collected in order to allow you to access your own profile and locate your content and other users’ content shared in the “People.Places.Things.” universe.

5.3.You accept that the Service may send you push-messages regarding new relevant activities in the Service.

5.4. You accept that referring to the Service by using the word, or acronym “PPT” alone is not advocated or suggested by PPT LABS INC.

6. Assignment

6.1.PPT LABS INC. is entitled to assign any and all rights or obligations under this agreement to an affiliate or third-party without your consent.

7. Disputes

7.1.Disputes which may arise between the parties under this agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Nova Scotia, Canada without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions.

7.2.Should a dispute arise between the parties under this agreement the parties shall initiate negotiations in order to solve the dispute amicably.

7.3.In the event that an amicable solution cannot be reached each party is entitled to bring the dispute for the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the City Court of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Privacy Policy

People. Places.Things.("People.Places.Things.”," "we," "us" or "our") lets you capture and share the people, places and things you care about for others to discover in your community. Our Policy applies to you and all visitors, users, and others who access the Service ("Users", “you”, “your” or “users”). That what you share on the Service is local and public, we take your safety and privacy seriously.

We are always finding ways to make People.Places.Things. the best product it can be while protecting yourself and other Users on the Service. Our following Privacy Policy will explain how we and some companies and affiliates we may work with collect, use, protect and share your content on People.Places.Things. services (collectively, the””Service”). We will also explain how and what choices you have in managing and controlling your account and content while using the Service.

By using our Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post short video content, accompanied graphics and other materials (“User Content”) to the Service within your local community or area publicly. Also note that User Content has a 168 hour expiration time limit, meaning that User Content will “disappear” at the 168th hour from when it was initially uploaded to the Service. This means that other Users may search for, see, use, or share any of your User Content that you make publicly available through the Service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

User Content

All uploaded video content initially lasts for a 168 hour period and is publicly available only on the Service. Some content may last longer than 168 hours depending on the amount of content within your region. This may happen without your consent, but will not override your ability to manage your content by deleting it on the Service at any time.

Information We Collect

  • By registering an account on the Service, we may collect the following information you choose to provide us:
  • Your full name, username, password, birth date, email address, phone number, profile photo and bio description of yourself. This information helps us verify and pair your account with your mobile device, as well as to protect your identity on the Service.
  • We collect user content you provide to the Service, such as video, audio, photos, text comments and all accompanied metadata.
  • We also collect information on how you use the Service. This may include your activity while using the Service, such as duration, location and content you have watched or reported.

  • Communications between you and PPT Labs Inc. may also be collected through email, phone or written text in or outside of the Service.
  • We may also collect information from third party services, such as Firebase authentication services from Google Inc. This particular information (Full name, email, phone number, etc) can be found at any point during your time registered on the Service here.

How We Use Information

The information we collect is aimed at providing the best possible service for you and others who use the Service. This information may include and contribute to:

  • Enhance the safety and security of our products and services.
  • Monitor, analyze, test, develop and updating in order to maintain, improve and protect the effectiveness of our Service.
  • Monitor metrics such as foot traffic, reaction usage, location visitations and demographic patterns.
  • Verify your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • Sending communications via the Service or third-party email newsletter services, providing personalized information on support inquiries, new products or content that we think you may find useful or interesting.
  • Remembering your sign-in credentials, so that you can sign in faster.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Activities or events related or unrelated to reaction icons used on the Service, either officially or unofficially hosted by the Service, community or third parties. Usage of the Service or reactions is optional. For those who do not wish to participate in these events or activities, please choose to refrain from using such reaction icons that may contribute or associate yourself to such events or activities.

How We Share Information

We may share information on your interactions with the Service in the following ways:

Other Users and the General Public: We may share your full name, username, bio, profile photo, location and time of User Content upload. This also includes all information you consented for us to share during the on boarding and camera access components of the Service. This may also include your user activity on the Service. For full details, please refer to “How other Users See your Content” under “5. Control Over Your Information”.

Third-parties, Affiliates and Business Partners: As of the date of this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, we use Google Inc. Firebase to verify your account. This third-party service may obtain your full name, email, phone number, date of birth and other personal information and usage of our service. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one through the on boarding process on our Service. Note that users who already have an existing account prior to signing up to our Service may be able to skip the verification process through our onboarding process.

We may also share your information and User Content with other service providers who perform services on our behalf, sellers that provide goods through our services, and business partners that provide services and functionality.

In the event of a partial or full merger, liquidation, asset sale, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy of PPT LABS INC. with another company or companies, we may share your information with that company or companies before and after the transaction is considered final.

Law Enforcement & Legal Obligations: Only if valid legal process is pursued, PPT LABS INC. may be required to share your personal information and User Content with law enforcement if required by law (eg., subpoena, search warrant, court order, etc).

We may share your personal information if we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is to detect and resolve fraud, investigate and enforce our Terms of Service agreement, protect the rights, safety and property of yourself or others.

How We Store Your Information

We welcome all user from around the world. Please be advised that regardless of where you live, or communities you visit throughout the world, your information may be shared with affiliates and partner companies of PPT LABS Inc.. This means that your personal information may be collected, processed and stored within Canada and other countries outside of where you live.

By design, your User Content is displayed publicly for up to a 168 hour period, followed by automatic removal of your User Content from public view and subsequently deleted from our database(s). We cannot promise that full deletion will occur after the 168 hour period. Understand that our affiliates, partner companies and other Users of the Service may also capture and collect your User Content and data for an indefinite period of time.

We may also be required to hold on automated deletion processes if we receive valid legal process asking us to keep content or if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This can be attributed to receiving reports of abuse or violations to our Terms of Service agreement.

Control Over Your Information

While we hope to allow communities to share information with each other openly and freely with accuracy, we also understand the concerns involved when sharing potentially detailed information that can be accessed publicly by location. We have taken steps to ensure that becoming acquainted with members of your local community is a comfortable and safe experience that keeps you in-the-know on who can see your public content and in what detail. The following is what you will expect when going forward with the Service:

How other Users See your Content

There are three main statuses to understand your relationship to those within you local community. New, Following and Friends.

You will add “friends” to your Friends List from your local community by “Scouting” around to discover who's uploaded User Content is closest to your current location.

Users you have yet to add to your Friends List will be “partially” shown in the Scouting view. “Partially shown” means only the user’s full name, username, bio, recent reactions (if any) and star count (if any) are only revealed to you. You can tap “Follow” to fully reveal the user’s video content, along with its precise location, time of upload and distance (100 Meters= 1Block) away from where you are currently positioned. The user is then added to your friends list as a “Following” status.

The user you followed will immediately receive a notification indicating that you are “Following” them. They can accept the notification and follow you back in return, revealing your content in full (e.g., current video content, location, distance, time of upload) and making your statuses from “followers” to “Friends”, of which you will also receive a notification indicating the status change.

At any time, at any status, you can block, report, mute or unmute users within your community by tapping the “...” button in the “Friends List” our “Scouting” Interface to take desired action. In addition to the above, other Users can only see the location of your User Content from when it was initially posted. In other words, other Users cannot see your current location at anytime unless you remain approximate to your posted User Content over a prolonged period of time.

Please note that muting users only removes the user and their content temporarily from your Scouting menu view. The user you have muted can still view your publicly poste content if available. To ensure that the user(s) cannot view your posted content you must block the user with the steps outline as provided above.

Access & Revoking Access

Throughout the Service, we will ask specific permissions to access, enable or send the following: Notifications, photos or camera roll, camera, microphone and location. All of these permissions are required in order to successfully use the Service effectively.

In the event that your preference changes from our ongoing ability to collect information from the various sources you have already consented to on our Service (eg., location services, notification, etc), you can revoke your consent by accessing the settings on your device. Revoking specific services may lose full functionality of the Service.

Multiple Accounts

The Service will only allow one account per registered phone number. This ensures that one identity is assigned with only one account on the Service. Only partners who qualify can obtain more than one account on the Service and requires a fee.

Deleting Your Content

In the event that you choose to delete your content, you can do so by tapping the trash can icon located under the map view of your posted content. Deleting all of your posted content, in addition to refraining of posting future content, removes your presence on the platform. To find your content quickly, mute all other followers in your Friends List followed by accessing the Scouting Menu. This isolates your content from everyone else for you to manage. You can also visit the location of the content you posted to delete it.

Blocking

Like many user content generated services, the Service provides a method to block users from seeing your account or current or future content. When you block someone, you will no longer be able to view that user’s public account or content. When doing so, the blocked user will not be able to view your public account or content.

You can unblock users in the Settings menu (gear icon) beside your profile Photo on the Friends List. Once you tap “unblock”, the blocked user will appear in your Friends List, where you can mute, unmute or report or block the user again.

Note: Muting (eye-closed icon) and unmuting (eye-open icon) a user is not the same as blocking a user. Muting a user only filters their content out of your view until unmuted. While muted, the user will still be able to see your public account and content when available.

Subscribed Communications

By creating an account with the Service, you provide consent for PPT LABS Inc. to send you third-party email newsletter services automatically, providing information on new products or content that we think you may find useful or interesting. At any point, you can unsubscribe from within the newsletter or unsubscribe at any time here.

Reporting

The Service provides a method of reporting users and their content based on the options provided when a report is made from anywhere within the Service.

Successfully submitted reports are reviewed within a 24 hour period. Within this same time period, a decision will be made on whether the user and their content will be removed temporarily or permanently from the Service.

Users who are reported from the Service may have their account or content temporarily suspended or permanently removed without notice prior to action taken on behalf of the Service.

In some cases of reported accounts and content, we may retain certain information for a limited amount of time as required by law if valid legal process is pursued which asks us to preserve reported content.

Note: The Service is not required or liable for taking legal action on reported content or between user disputes that are based on reporting inappropriate, offensive or abusive content that may be harmful or damaging to other users. In the event of a concern of a user’s safety, please inform local authorities on the matter, as it is the most effective means of resolving any potential harm or illegal activity captured through the Service in a timely manner.

Children & Youth Privacy

The Service and its content is not intended for anyone under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 16 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16 without parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as possible and deactivate the account to whom of which it belongs to. Please contact us if you believe that we might have any information from or about a child or youth under the age of 16. Parental control options or iOS devices can be found here.

How to Contact Us

If you have any specific questions in regards to our Terms of Services and Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@pptapp.io. We may only respond to questions specific to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. There is no specific time frame of which we may respond.

External Services

Please note that any third-party links that may lead you to external websites, apps or services outside of the Service does not apply under our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service. You are also in agreement that we are not responsible when you authorize third-parties to access your personal information or User Content. In this event, we do not have control over this matter. If you pursue, use or allow a third-party websites or service to your User Content you do so at your own risk.

Privacy Policy Revisions

We are always developing People.Place.Things. to make it the best service it can be. With that said, there may be some changes to our Terms of Services and Privacy Policy from time to time. Please revisit our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to understand what may have changed. We may also notify you in or outside (eg., Twitter, Instagram) of the Service that our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy has changed. Your continued use of People.Places.Things. or the Service after any modification to this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

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