vTag Terms and Conditions
Thank you for downloading our App and using our services
vTag is a location-based AR messaging App and content platform (“Application”).
Users of vTag can create an extensive network of other vTag users saved within the contacts list on their device and can communicate with an unlimited number of their saved contacts creating unique messages which can be sent direct to contacts or can be placed in or tagged to a persistent geographic location for retrieval by specified contacts only when they visit the tagged location.
Currently, our Application is free to download, but please be aware that any costs (such as network, data and roaming charges) applicable to the device you are using will still apply. Please note, in addition, the Application may from time to time permit the obtaining of or purchase of virtual currency (Virtual Money) and this may permit the purchase of virtual items, such as clothing or furniture or other goods (Virtual Goods) subject to the conditions we set out in the paragraphs below.
You must be 13 or over to use our Application or Services. Please note you may be asked to verify your age in accordance with our Age Verification Policy at any time (see below).
If you are not 13 or over, STOP! You are not permitted to use our App.
Acceptable Use Policy (the “Acceptable Use Policy”)
Community Guidelines (the” Community Guidelines”)
Information about us
Our full legal name is vTime Limited. We are a limited company incorporated in England and Wales. Our registered company number is 8620816 and our registered address is 25/27 Parliament Street, Liverpool L8 5RN; VAT number is 181257018.
We operate the System.
Your personal information
We encourage users of the System to use their true identities rather than through a false identity or character name when utilising the Services. In order to register to use the System, you are required to provide certain details about yourself, such as your name and date of birth. You represent and warrant that all information you provide to us, whether through the System or otherwise, is and shall be true, accurate, complete and up to date to the best of your knowledge and belief.
Changes to the System
We may update the System from time to time and may change the Content (as defined below) at any time. However, please note that any of the Content or any portion of the System may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that the System, or any Content, will be free from errors or omissions.
Access and Use of the System
The System is currently made available free to download. However, we may from time to time permit the obtaining of or purchase of virtual currency (Virtual Money) in the Application and this may permit the purchase of virtual items, such as clothing or furniture or other goods (Virtual Goods) subject to the conditions we set out in the paragraphs below.
We do not guarantee uninterrupted and/or reliable access to the System (or any portion thereof or to the Application) and make no guarantees as to the System’s availability, operation, functionality or otherwise.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the System.
Your account and password
Certain Services or Content (as defined below) offered on or through the System may require you to register or open an account (including establishing a user identification code, password, and provide personal data such as your name, age, and email address). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your login information, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account or login information.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such login information as confidential and must not disclose it to any third party.
You may not use any other user’s account or login information at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that account or login information. vTime Limited cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your login information (or any portion thereof), you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security of Your Information
The Application and information we store on our servers are not currently completely encrypted. We encrypt account passwords and data in transit. Unfortunately, information on the internet is not completely secure. On occasion, such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us. We do not represent or warrant that our Application is secure or that data you provide will be protected against loss, misuse, attacks, or alteration by third parties. Providing such data is entirely at your own risk.
Protection of Content
vTime Limited respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects you to do the same. We have expended substantial time, effort and funds to create the System and to collect and provide the features, materials, opportunities, and services that are available on or through the System. We are the owner (or the licensee, as applicable) of all Content (as defined below) incorporated as part of the System. You understand and agree that vTime Limited owns, or (where required, appropriate, or applicable) has been licensed by third parties to use, all right, title, and interest in and to the System and the features, materials, opportunities, and services made available on or through the System, and all information, text, data, computer code, music, artwork, databases, graphics, images, sound recordings, audio and visual clips, logos, software, avatars and other materials contained therein (including virtual items and goods), and the compilation, collection, design, selection, and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Content”) as well as the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel,” and arrangement of such Content. You acknowledge that the Content constitutes valuable proprietary information and that these our rights are protected by laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. Such intellectual property and proprietary rights may include, but are not limited to, various patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks, registered trademarks and service marks, trade dress protection, and trade secrets, and all such rights are and shall remain the property of vTime Limited or its licensors and content-providers.
You must not modify the content or materials on the System in any way (except in the way permitted by the Application), and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the Content must always be acknowledged. The posting of information or other materials or Content on the System by us or the creating of avatars or changing their appearance as permitted by the Application does not constitute a waiver of any intellectual property or other proprietary right in such information, materials, or Content (such as, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, or other intellectual property rights) and does not transfer any rights to a user of the System or to any other third party, except as expressly provided herein.
Please see our Intellectual Property Notice for details of our trademarks and other intellectual property.
Accuracy of content
The information contained on the System published by us has been published in good faith and we will do our best to ensure that it is accurate, but in some cases, it may be incorrect, incomplete or out of date. We are not obliged to keep the System (or any portion thereof, including any Content) accurate, complete or up to date and shall not be responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors. The Content is provided for information only. It is not intended to amount to advice so please do not rely on it. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, about the Content (or any other portion of the System) including whether it is accurate, complete or up to date. It is solely your responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure that any information, materials, software, or data that you submit to or through the System or vTime, or that you access, use, download, or otherwise obtain on or through the System or vTime, are: (a) up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable, truthful, and suitable to and appropriate for the purpose for which they are intended; and (b) free of viruses and other disabling devices and destructive routines. We accept no responsibility for Content published by you or other users on or through our System.
Limitation of our liability
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the System or any Content, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, the System.
use of or reliance on any content displayed on the System.
USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIRD-PARTY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYSTEM.
Except as otherwise provided for herein or in accordance with applicable law, vTime Limited does not promise, covenant, represent, warrant, or guarantee that you or any other user of the System will obtain any particular or tangible result or goal through the use of the System, or obtain any other product or service in connection with use of the System. It is solely your responsibility to take appropriate precautions to ensure that any information, materials, software, or data that you submit to or through the System or vTime, or that you access, use, download, or otherwise obtain on or through OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH the System or vTime, are: (a) up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable, truthful, SAFE TO USE and suitable to and appropriate for the purpose for which they are intended and (b) free of viruses and other disabling devices and destructive routines.
vTime Limited AND/OR OUR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE SYSTEM, CONTENT OR ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH OR USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYSTEM OR THROUGH VTIME LIMITED ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, SAFE, FREE OF TECHNICAL AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, RELIABLE, OR APPROPRIATE FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE TO WHICH YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY MAY CHOOSE TO PUT THEM, THAT THEY ARE OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED AND ERROR-FREE BASIS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SYSTEM AND THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYSTEM AND THROUGH VTIME LIMITED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS. VTIME LIMITED PERIODICALLY AMENDS, CHANGES, ADDS, DELETES, UPDATES, OR ALTERS THE SYSTEM AND THE SERVICES WITHOUT NOTICE. FURTHER, VTIME LIMITED ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SYSTEM OR THE SERVICES. VTIME LIMITED SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON THE SYSTEM. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS VOLUNTARY AND THAT YOU WILL COMPLY WITH ANY RECOMMENDED USAGE AND/OR SAFETY GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY US OR SUCH THIRD-PARTY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE PROVIDERS.
You represent and warrant that you will read all health and safety warnings and instructions PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THEIR HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT in conjunction with our System before using our Services or Content.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your access to and use of the Services and Content is at your sole risk. As between you and us, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Services and Content are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and we expressly disclaim all representations, warranties and conditions (express or implied, oral or written, including implied warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement). No oral or written information, guidelines or advice given by us will create a warranty. The foregoing disclaimer of warranties will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. The laws of some states or jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so some or all of the disclaimers in this section may not apply to you.
Please be aware of your surroundings when using our Services and communicate safely. You agree you will maintain safe and appropriate contact with other users and other people in the real world. You will not violate the rights of others when using our Services or any applicable law or regulation and you will not trespass or attempt to gain access to any location where you do not have the right or permission to do so. You agree that your use of our Services is at your own risk.
When using our Services, you agree you will not engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, nuisance or liability of any kind.
If you have a dispute with any person or third party relating to your use of our Services you release vTime Limited (including any of its members, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, and employees) from all claims and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind (known or unknown) connected with such dispute.
If you do not agree with these terms of acceptable use, you should stop using the System.
You warrant and guarantee to us that any such use, interaction or contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any information, communications, messaging or material of any type or nature that you submit to the System or generate or distribute using the System, any of our pages contained on a social media platform or website by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”) is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy; vTime Limited does not own any Submissions provided via the System. Any Submissions will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary by us. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you hereby grant us and other users of the System to whom you make your content available a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, fully paid up and royalty-free licence to use, store, publish, prepare derivative works of, distribute, process, analyse and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties for any purpose.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any Submissions posted by you or any other user of the System. The views expressed by other users on the System do not represent our views or values.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party where required, including by way of example only to a third party who is claiming that any Submissions posted or uploaded by you to the System constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
Notice Regarding Copyright Agent
vTime Limited respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that users of our System do the same. If you believe that any content on the System violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights (for example pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2)), please provide a notice to the designated Copyright Agent (as set forth below) for the applicable portion of the System containing the following:
An electronic or physical signature of a person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit vTime Limited to locate the material;
The address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
A representation that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A representation that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorised to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Copyright infringement claims and notices should be sent to: email@example.com
Customer Services: vTime Limited, 4th Floor Elevator Building, 25-27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 5RN, UK
We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and without liability to you. In appropriate circumstances, we will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be (or have the potential to be) a repeat infringer.
User Responsibility; No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
Any use or attempted use of the System (i) for any unauthorised, fraudulent or malicious purpose; (ii) that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server; (iii) that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the System; (iv) to gain unauthorised access to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or systems through hacking, password mining or any other means; (v) to access systems, data or information not intended by vTime Limited to be made accessible to a user; (vi) to attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by us; or (vii) for any use other than the purpose for which it was intended, is prohibited.
In addition, in connection with your use of the System, you agree you will not:
(a) Upload or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other content that is unlawful, immoral, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, or otherwise objectionable, or that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity;
(b) Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others or impersonate any person or entity, including, without limitation, any vTime Limited representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(c) Upload or transmit any material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
(d) Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;
(e) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
(f) Use any of the System’s communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g. flooding continuous posting of repetitive text);
(g) Upload or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise;
(h) Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
(i) Upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(j) Delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity;
(k) Probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of, the System or any related networks or systems;
(l) Register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any products or services if you are not expressly authorised by such party to do so;
(m) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses; or
(n) Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated or manual means to access the System or copy any Content or information on the System.
Age Verification Policy
A person under 13 years old is not permitted to use the Application or to access the System. If you are not 13 years old, you must STOP using our Application and System immediately.
In order to ensure no one under 13 years old is using our System, we reserve the right to require users to verify their age at any time. We may verify your age ourselves or through third-party providers and partners or by the use of technology operating within our System or theirs. We will notify you from time to time either directly or through the System if you have been chosen randomly or otherwise to be required to verify your age. Failure to comply with our age verification requirements may mean you will be blocked from using our Application or from the System at our discretion.
Virtual Money and Virtual Goods
The Application may from time to time permit the obtaining of or purchase of virtual currency (Virtual Money) and this may permit the purchase of virtual items, such as clothing or furniture or other goods (Virtual Goods). Virtual Money and Virtual Goods are categories of Content (defined above). You may, where available, obtain and/or purchase Virtual Money and /or Virtual Goods for your personal non- commercial use within the System. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any personal ownership rights in the Virtual Money or Virtual Goods. Any acquired Virtual Money or Virtual Goods does not give you any stored or inherent value and you agree that no real, monetary or property value or currency value attaches to Virtual Money or Virtual Goods.
Virtual Money can only be redeemed or exchanged for Virtual Goods and can never be sold or transferred to anyone or exchanged for real money or goods or items or rights. You agree that where available, you will only obtain or purchase Virtual Money or Virtual Goods from us and through our Application or System and not from any third party unless we expressly authorise this.
If you receive or purchase Virtual Money it may be redeemed on Virtual Goods on terms we decide and notify you of from time to time. Virtual Money and Virtual Goods are provided “as is” with no guarantees or warranty. You agree that all allocations or sales by us to you of Virtual Money and Virtual Goods are final without recourse and we do not permit refunds or exchanges, whether for existing Virtual Money or Virtual Goods or for any balance or unused items once a transaction is settled or completed. In limited circumstances the platform from which you downloaded the Application or through which you completed the In app purchase (e.g, Apple’s App store or Google Play) pay offer limited refund terms.
We may set the terms for the creation, duration, offering, sale or gift or persistence of Virtual Money or Virtual Goods as we decide from time to time. We may modify or change or remove those terms at any time at our discretion without notice or liability to you. If we decide to eliminate or terminate the use of Virtual Money or Virtual Goods, we will endeavour to provide you with 60 days’ notice by posting a notice in the Application or on our website or through other means on the System or other communication.
We give no promise or guarantee that Virtual Money or Virtual Goods will persist for any length of time on our System once downloaded and purchased. However, once downloaded and purchased your Virtual Money or Goods will persist as long as the vTag Application is available on the platform from which you downloaded it (e.g. Apple’s App store or Google Play), or until your vTag account is deleted or disabled, if sooner.
Users with the European Economic Area (EEA) and Korea
If you live in the EEA, you may have rights to withdraw from online purchases in some circumstances. Once you have downloaded Virtual Money from our System, however, your right of withdrawal ends. You agree that purchase of Virtual Money involves the immediate download of such Content and that you lose your right of withdrawal upon completion of your purchase.
If you live in the EEA, we or our agent will provide you with a VAT invoice when we are required to do so by law. You agree that these invoices may be in electronic form.
If you live in Korea, you may have rights to withdraw from online purchases in some circumstances. Once you exchange Virtual Money for Virtual Goods a refund will no longer be possible.
We make efforts to keep the System free of bugs or viruses and we will exercise professional diligence in providing our Application to you and in keeping a safe, secure and error-free environment; however, unfortunately, due to the inherent risks associated with using the Internet, we cannot guarantee that the System is free of such bugs or viruses. It is your responsibility to protect your device against viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology and device in order to access the System. You should use your own virus protection software.
- we may close the Application, the System or part of it.
- we may temporarily or permanently prevent you from using an Application or the System.
- we may issue a warning to you.
Linking and links to other websites
Links to the System
You may link to our Site page located at vtag.com, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest or imply any form of association, relationship approval or endorsement on our part. You must not establish a link to the Site or the Application in any website that is not owned by you.
The Site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the System other than the home page of the Site.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. You agree that you will promptly remove any hyperlink to the Site upon the written request of vTime Limited. In no event will you use any logo or trademark of vTime Limited as a hyperlink “button”, or in any other manner, without vTime Limited’s express written consent.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards which are defined in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to make any use of Content on the System other than that set out above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Other Websites
The System may from time to time contain links to social media sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or YouTube) or websites of advertisers, affiliates and websites we feel may be of interest to you (the “Linked Websites”). Such links are provided for your convenience only and are not endorsed by us, nor are we responsible for the availability, accuracy, content, or any other aspect of such Linked Websites.
Such websites and third-party services are not under our control and we are not responsible for their content (except for any content we post on our social media pages such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and/or Google+). If you have any queries about the Linked Websites, you should contact the operator of such Linked Website. We recommend that you always check a websites’ terms and conditions before using such websites.
vTime Limited disclaims all liability for such websites, for all access to and use thereof, and for use of the links to such websites. We also disclaim all liability, and make no representations or warranties, with respect to any products or services made available, sold, or provided to you by any third party. Your use of other websites, and any purchases of products or services, volunteering of time or services, or the making of charitable contributions through other websites, is subject to the terms and conditions of such other websites. You agree that you will bring no suit or claim against vTime Limited arising from or based upon any such use of other websites (including the Linked Websites). Hyperlinks to such Linked Websites on the System do not imply that: (a) vTime Limited is affiliated or associated with any Linked Website; (b) vTime Limited is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in connection with or accessible through such links; or (c) any Linked Site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol of vTime Limited.
Disclaimer of Third-Party Information
The System may contain offers for sale of merchandise or services not provided by vTime Limited. Such merchandise and services may be obtained only by linking to the applicable merchant's website in order to make the transaction. Terms of the offer shown on the System, including, but not limited to, price, colour, quantity, availability, and description may vary from those shown on the merchant's website. Differences in the terms of an offer between the System and a merchant's website will be governed by the terms shown on the merchant's site. vTime Limited is not responsible or liable for any such differences or discrepancies or the performance of any products or services obtained via such third-party website.
To the extent that any information, material, or functionality on the System is provided by third-party content providers, including users of the Application (“Third Party Materials”), vTime Limited has no editorial control or responsibility over such Third-Party Materials. Therefore, any opinions, statements, products, services or other Third-Party Materials are those of the applicable third-party suppliers or users. vTime Limited does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided by any third party (including any Submissions), or represent or warrant that your use of any Third Party Materials will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with vTime Limited.