Welcome to Hornet’s mobile device applications "Hornet - Queer Social Network" and "Spaces - Queer Group Chat" ("Hornet Applications"). Hornet Applications are powered by Hornet Networks, which provide a wide range of services including the Hornet Applications, the Hornet website, web widgets, content and applications for third-party web sites, applications, and services and any other mobile or web services or applications owned, controlled, or offered by Hornet Networks (collectively called the "Hornet Services"). By using Hornet Services, you agree to the following terms and conditions, and any policy, guidelines or amendments thereof that may be presented to you from time to time (collectively called the "Agreement"). You may obtain a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. AGE RESTRICTION
IN ORDER TO USE OR ACCESS THE HORNET SERVICES, YOU AFFIRM AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS (TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS IN PLACES WHERE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS IS NOT THE AGE OF MAJORITY) AND ELIGIBLE TO VIEW, POSSESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE HORNET APPLICATIONS AND THE HORNET SERVICES. YOU FURTHER AFFIRM AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF LAWFULLY ENTERING INTO AND PERFORMING ALL THE OBLIGATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
3. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Hornet Applications, content, visual interfaces, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, services, including but not limited to the mobile device applications, and all other elements of the Hornet Services (collectively, the "Materials") are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, intellectual property and other proprietary rights and laws. All Materials contained in the Hornet Services are the property of Hornet Networks or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/ or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Hornet Services are proprietary to Hornet Networks or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Hornet Networks, you agree not to modify, sell, license, distribute, copy, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish or create derivative works based on the Materials in whole or in part.
5. PROHIBITED CONDUCT & USES
YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT:
(a) use the Hornet Services or any location information displayed within the Hornet Services to "stalk", harass, abuse, defame, threaten or defraud other Users, or collect, attempt to collect, or store location or personal information about other;
(b) include offensive or pornographic materials in any part of the Hornet Applications;
(c) use the Hornet Services for any commercial or non-private use, unless authorized in writing by Hornet Networks;
(d) use the Hornet Services for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, data protection and privacy, and import or export control;
(e) impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Hornet Services accounts of other Users;
(f) make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail, to other Users of the Hornet Services. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures;
(g) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Hornet Services, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Hornet Services, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Hornet Services;
(h) intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Hornet Services or any user’s enjoyment of them, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, or other malicious code;
(i) post, store, send, transmit, or disseminate any information or material which a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, libelous, offensive, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, regardless of whether this material or its dissemination is unlawful;
(j) post, store, send, transmit, or disseminate any information or material which infringes any patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or any other proprietary or intellectual property rights;
(k) use the Hornet Services with any products, systems, or applications installed or otherwise connected to or in communication with vehicles, or otherwise capable of vehicle navigation, positioning, dispatch, real time route guidance, fleet management, or similar applications;
(l) use the Hornet Services in connection with hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance or any application in which the failure or inaccuracy of that application or the Hornet Services could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or property damage;
(m) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Hornet Services, or any part of it, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Hornet Services, or any part of it, through hacking, password mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Hornet Services or any activities conducted on the Hornet Services; and
(n) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Hornet Services for any purpose without Hornet Networks’ express written permission or bypass Hornet Networks’ robot exclusion headers or other measures Hornet Networks may use to prevent or restrict access to the Hornet Services or modify the Hornet Services in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Hornet Services, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Hornet Services.
7. SUSPENSION OF SERVICE
(a) HORNET NETWORKS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MONITOR THEIR SYSTEMS OF ANY USER'S REGISTRATION, INVITE-A-FRIEND ATTEMPTS, USER'S USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE LOCATION INFORMATION AND PROFILES OF OTHER USERS.
(b) HORNET RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISABLE ANY USER'S USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE HORNET SERVICES AND THE LOCATION INFORMATION OR PROFILES OF OTHER USERS, FOR ANY REASON AND WITHOUT ANY NOTICE.
8. USER SUBMISSIONS
(a) The Hornet Services allow the submission of content and materials (such as images, videos, comments, reviews, ratings, ideas, notes, concepts, or creative suggestions) by you and other Users ("User Submissions"), and the hosting, sharing and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm that:
(1) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use, and authorize Hornet Networks to use, all intellectual property and any other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Hornet Services and this Agreement; and
(2) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Hornet Services and this Agreement. For clarity, you shall retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions.
(b) You understand that when using the Hornet Services you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that Hornet Networks is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Hornet Networks with respect thereto.
(c) Hornet Networks assumes no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from User Submissions. Hornet Networks assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring User Submissions for inappropriate content. If at any time Hornet Networks chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor User Submissions, Hornet Networks nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the User Submissions, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Submissions, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting User Submissions. Further, Hornet Networks does not endorse and has no control over the content of User Submissions submitted by other Users. Hornet Networks makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content of User Submissions or the accuracy and reliability of any User Submissions. Nonetheless, Hornet Networks reserves the right to prevent you from submitting User Submissions and to edit, restrict or remove User Submissions for any reason at any time.
(d) User Submissions are jointly owned by the user who submitted them and Hornet Networks. User Submissions can not be shared, displayed or duplicated by any other party other than the submitted user. No third party is permitted to use these User Submissions without the written consent of both the user and Hornet Networks.
(e) As a Space Host you agree to (i) moderate your Space, such that all content is in compliance with these Terms of Service, (ii) remove users from your Space and report users to Hornet Networks, if such users are in violation of these Terms of Services, and (iii) increase the visibility of your Space, e.g. from private to public, without express written consent by Hornet Networks or all of your Spaces’ members.
8. END USER LICENSES
(a) LICENSE GRANT, RESTRICTIONS AND UPGRADES. To use the Hornet Application you must have a mobile device that is compatible with the Hornet Services. Hornet Networks does not warrant that the Hornet Services will be compatible with your mobile device.
(1) License Grant. Hornet Networks hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use a compiled code copy of the Hornet Application as follows: You may use the Hornet Application for one Hornet Services subscription account on multiple mobile devices owned or leased solely by you, for your personal use.
(2) Restrictions. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Hornet Application, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by United States or Hong Kong law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Hornet Application to any third party or use the Hornet Application to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Hornet Application; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Hornet Application, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Hornet Application, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Hornet Application; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Hornet Application.
(3) Software Upgrades. You acknowledge that Hornet Networks may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Hornet Application, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Hornet Application that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device, and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all such upgrades.
(4) Open Source. With respect to any open source or third-party code that may be incorporated in the Hornet Application, such open source code is covered by the applicable open source or third-party license EULA, if any, authorizing use of such code.
(5) Rights Reserved. The foregoing license grant under this Agreement is not a sale of the Hornet Application or any copy thereof and Hornet Networks or its third party partners or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in the Hornet Application (and any copy thereof). Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement, is void. Hornet Networks reserves all rights not expressly granted under this Agreement.
(6) Trademarks, Service Marks and Logos. The name of this Web Site is a service mark of Hornet Networks. No use of this mark shall be permitted except through the prior written authorization and permission of Hornet Networks. All rights reserved.
(b) EXPORT CONTROL. The Hornet Application may be subject to the import and export laws of the United States, Hong Kong, and other countries. You agree to comply with all United States, Hong Kong, and foreign laws related to use of the Hornet Application and the Hornet Services.
9. THIRD-PARTY SITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES; LINKS
(a) The Hornet Services may include links to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users. Hornet Networks does not endorse any such linked sites or the information, material, products or services contained on other linked sites or accessible through other linked sites. Furthermore, Hornet Networks makes no express or implied warranties with regard to the information, material, products or services that are contained on or accessible through linked sites. Access and use of linked sites, including information, material, products and services on linked sites or available through linked sites is solely at your own risk.
(b) Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Hornet Services are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Hornet Networks shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Hornet Services.
(c) Parties other than Hornet Networks may provide services or sell products via the Hornet Services. Hornet Networks are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and Hornet Networks do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or the content of their product and service offerings. Hornet Networks does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other terms and conditions of use.
You agree that Hornet Networks may terminate any account or subscription (or any part thereof) you have with the Hornet Services or use of the Hornet Services and remove and discard all or any part of your account or any User Submission, at any time. You agree that any termination of your access to the Hornet Services or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that Hornet Networks will not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. Hornet Networks does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Hornet Services, and reserves the right to terminate access to the Hornet Services, and remove all content submitted, by any persons who are found to be repeat infringers. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Hornet Networks may have at law or in equity.
(a) THE HORNET SERVICES AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE HORNET SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. HORNET NETWORKS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
(b) HORNET NETWORKS AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE HORNET SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE HORNET SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
(c) HORNET NETWORKS, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND PARTNERS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HORNET NETWORKS’ THIRD-PARTY WIRELESS CARRIER PARTNERS) DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY LOCATION INFORMATION OR THE HORNET SERVICES IN TERMS OF SECURITY, SAFETY, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT HORNET NETWORKS OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION RELATED TO THE HORNET SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE HORNET SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.
You agree to indemnify and hold Hornet Networks, its affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, suppliers, agents, and partners harmless from and against any claims, suits, actions, losses, costs, damages, and any other liabilities, including legal fees, arising out of or related to (a) your use or misuse of any location information or the Hornet Services generally, (b) any violation of the rights of any other person or entity by you, (c) any breach or violation by you of this Agreement, or (d) your use the Hornet Services to meet another User in-person or to locate and attend any offline place or event. Hornet Networks reserves the right, at your 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 Hornet Networks’ defense of these claims. Hornet Networks will provide prompt notice of any such claim, suit or proceedings to you.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, WILL HORNET NETWORKS OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM:
(1) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, DISPLAY, OR MAINTENANCE OF YOUR LOCATION INFORMATION;
(2) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE HORNET SERVICES;
(3) THE HORNET SERVICES GENERALLY OR THE HORNET APPLICATION OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE HORNET SERVICES AVAILABLE; OR(4) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH HORNET NETWORKS OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE HORNET SERVICES, EVEN IF HORNET NETWORKS OR A HORNET NETWORKS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS PROVISION WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
(b) IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HORNET NETWORKS’ (OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, SUPPLIERS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS) TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE HORNET SERVICES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESSING THE HORNET SERVICES DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF YOUR CLAIM OR ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
(c) THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS PROVISION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN HORNET NETWORKS AND RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE HORNET SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THE HORNET SERVICES.
(d) APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, YOU AGREE THAT HORNET NETWORKS’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
14. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
(a) The terms and conditions as set out herein and any dispute or matter arising from or incidental to the use of the Hornet Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China ("Hong Kong"), without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. Both you and Hornet Networks shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.
(b) Any dispute or claim between you and Hornet Networks regarding the Hornet Services must be settled by arbitration utilizing the dispute resolution procedures of Hong Kong.
15. HORNET'S NEWSLETTER
By registering to Hornet Services you provide us your consent for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to Hornet Applications and/or the Hornet Services, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails that you receive. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, Hornet Networks may still send you service related communications, and Hornet Applications may deliver notifications directly to your mobile device.
16. IN APP MESSAGES
By registering to Hornet Services you provide your consent to receive ‘in app messages’ that will include surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to Hornet Applications and/or the Hornet Services, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You can opt out from the service by deleting Hornet Applications or, if your mobile operating system allows you to do so, by modifying the in app message notification settings.
17. DELETION OF PERSONAL DATA
(a) SEVERABILITY. If any provision or any part of a provision of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
(b) WAIVER. A provision of this Agreement may be waived only by a written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. 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.
(c) NOTICES. Hornet Networks may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement, by email, regular mail or postings on the Hornet Services.
(d) ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned or transferred by Hornet Networks without restriction.
(e) SURVIVAL. Any and all provisions related to or regarding limitation of liability, disclaimers, and indemnification and, specifically, provisions 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 11 through 14 and the Exhibits of this Agreement hereby survive any termination of this Agreement or any termination of your use of or subscription to the Hornet Services.
(f) HEADINGS; ENTIRE AGREEMENT. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. This is the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to this Agreement or Guidelines made by Hornet Networks as set forth in provision 3 above.
(g) CLAIMS. YOU AND HORNET NETWORKS AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE HORNET SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
(h) DISCLOSURES. The services hereunder are offered (i) by Hornet Networks Limited, of Hong Kong, if accessed through "Hornet - Queer Social Network" or the websites, or (ii) by Hornet Networks Limited subsidiary, Hornet Networks Inc., of California, United States, if accessed through "Spaces - Queer Group Chat", both entities collectively called "Hornet Networks".