Last Updated: February 25, 2020
1. Your Acceptance
2. Allowable Content and Acceptable Use
At MyLocalVillage our focus is creating a positive and helpful experience for our users. We want MyLocalVillage to be convenient, safe, and fun for you and your communities. This means there are a few rules. You may NOT:
- Violate any law or regulation.
- Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or commercial communications, such as spam.
- Engage in spidering or harvesting, or participate in the use of software, including spyware, designed to collect data from the Site or Services.
- Use automated methods to use the Site or Services.
- Stalk, harass, bully, intimidate, or harm another user.
- Post unlawful, harmful, obscene, or pornographic content.
- Impersonate someone.
- Post content that is hateful, threatening, harmful, incites violence; or contains graphic or gratuitous violence.
- Use MyLocalVillage to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
- Post content you do not have the right to transmit.
- Post content that infringes on trademarks or copyrights.
- Post viruses or malicious scripts.
- Post spam or link bait.
- Attempt to circumvent any technological measure implemented by MyLocalVillage or any of MyLocalVillage's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site or Services.
- Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site or Services.
- Advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
2.1 Local Ads and Offers posting rules
- Only post local ads or offer related to discount, promotion and targeting a local audience.
- Don’t make false promises, exaggerated claims, or untrue statements when describing your
products or services in your local ad or offer.
- Don't post promotions or offers for illegal or regulated goods or services
- We reserve the right to remove your local ad or offer at our discretion
3. Rights Reserved
We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe you have violated these Terms.
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with MyLocalVillage, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content submitted by users. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, you understand that in the process of using MyLocalVillage, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable in your communities. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted at MyLocalVillage or endorse any opinions expressed at MyLocalVillage. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Website.
There are no fees for use of many of the features on MyLocalVillage. However, premium features and subscriptions are available for purchase by MyLocalVillage members for additional services the company may offer.
MyLocalVillage may change the fees and/or benefits associated with premium features from time to time or may immediately suspend or terminate premium features for any or no reason and without advance notice or liability.
When you purchase a premium feature that is paid for by you through recurring payments, you agree that you are authorizing recurring payments, and that such payments and thereby subscription will be made by the method and at the recurring intervals you have agreed to, until the subscription is terminated by you or by MyLocalVillage. You may cancel a subscription at any time before the end of the current billing period and the cancellation will take effect on the next billing period.
If you break any of MyLocalVillage’s terms in the use of your MyLocalVillage account and/or in the use of its premium features and subscriptions, in addition to other actions we may take, we may cancel any or all of your premium features and subscriptions immediately and no refund will be granted for any payments you have made.
MyLocalVillage uses the services of established 3rd party vendors for all payments and payment information. MyLocalVillage stores no payment information on its servers and is not liable for any breach of payment information or loss that occurs with the payment vendor.
Due to storage limitations and expenses, MyLocalVillage reserves the right to close and delete any user account that has not been logged in for a period of 6 months or more. MyLocalVillage will notify any such users whose accounts it intends to delete, by email or SMS, if they have been inactive for greater than 5 months and provide those users with a minimum of 30 days notice and options on how to keep their content and account at MyLocalVillage or how to download their content onto their personal computers. MyLocalVillage will give one final notice at least 48 hours prior to deleting an account.
MyLocalVillage reserves the right to transfer ownership and administration of or terminate an Open Group or Page that has been abandoned by the Page or Group owner and its appointed Page or Group administrators. A Page or Open Group is considered abandoned if the Page or Group owner and Page or Group administrators do not log into MyLocalVillage for at least 6 months or do not post to the Page or Group for at least 6 months. Once the transfer of a Page or Group ownership and administration is effected by MyLocalVillage, it may be transferred subsequently at any time by MyLocalVillage.
4. Who Our Services Are For
6. User Content Ownership
Materials, including but not limited to text, data, images, graphics, photos, audio, audiovisual, videos, and content of any nature provided by users of MyLocalVillage (“User Submissions”) are owned by the party contributing such content. As a user of MyLocalVillage, you are solely responsible for your own submissions. By transmitting your submissions or otherwise through or using MyLocalVillage you represent that you have all rights and authorizations necessary to post, submit, display, produce, or otherwise transmit, such content. You agree that you will not submit material that is or contains the intellectual property of a third party that you do not have permission to use. You promise that your User Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party.
MyLocalVillage is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information posted or transmitted through MyLocalVillage is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of users or the accuracy of any data that users may provide any other users with whom you interact in the course of using MyLocalVillage.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access MyLocalVillage and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. MyLocalVillage cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.
8. Misuse of Usernames, Page names, Group names
Selling usernames, Page names, Group names: You may not buy or sell MyLocalVillage usernames, Page names or Group names.
Username, Page name, Group name squatting: You may not engage in username, Page name, or Group name squatting. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining whether conduct is username, Page name, or Group name squatting include:
- the number of accounts created;
- the creation of accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
- the creation of accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
the use of third-party content feeds to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.
9. Fake Accounts
You may not register or create fake and misleading accounts. While you may use MyLocalVillage pseudonymously or as a parody, commentary, or fan account, you may not use misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior, including attempts to manipulate the conversations on MyLocalVillage. Some of the factors that we may take into account when determining whether an account is fake include:
- Use of stock or stolen avatar photos
- Use of stolen or copied profile bios
- Use of intentionally misleading profile information
10. More on Spam
You may not use MyLocalVillage’s services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on MyLocalVillage as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt MyLocalVillage or the experience of users on MyLocalVillage to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming include:
- if you have made large number of group or user contact requests, or followed and/or unfollowed a large number of user accounts or Pages, in a short time period;
- if your posts or comments consist mainly of links and/or are shared without commentary;
- if a large number of people have blocked you in response to high volumes of untargeted, unsolicited, or duplicative content or engagements from your account;
- if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
- if you post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, comments to multiple Pages, Groups, or users; or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts;
- if you post multiple updates to a Page, Group, user or topic with an intent to subvert or manipulate the topic to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
- if you send large numbers of unsolicited posts, comments, replies or mentions;
- if you add users to lists in a bulk or aggressive manner;
- if you are randomly or aggressively engaging with Pages, Groups, or users to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
- if you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own (e.g., bio, posts, comments, profile, user URL, etc.);
- if you post misleading, deceptive, or malicious links (e.g., affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.); Accounts created to replace or mimic suspended accounts may be permanently suspended.
11. Our Commitment To Data Security
MyLocalVillage uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to MyLocalVillage and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured Wi-Fi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the MyLocalVillage Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, MyLocalVillage makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If MyLocalVillage learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. MyLocalVillage may post a notice on the MyLocalVillage Site or through the MyLocalVillage Service if a security breach occurs.
12. MyLocalVillage Content Data
When you use our Services, we process any data you explicitly enter into the site (your “Content Data”), including your full name, email address, profile information, posts, comments, photos, voice recordings, videos, files, emojis, etc. MyLocalVillage uses your Content Data for the sole purpose of serving and providing you with the full experience of MyLocalVillage. You control how we process your Content Data through Privacy & Sharing settings in your account at MyLocalVillage. At any time you can edit/update, retrieve or delete your Content Data in your account.
13. MyLocalVillage Log Data
When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, and device information (including device and application IDs). We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through MyLocalVillage. MyLocalVillage uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services. We either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after a maximum of 12 months.
14. Your Data Portability
At any time you can retrieve your entire Content Data package from MyLocalVillage, using the “Download Your Content” feature in your profile under “My Information” section. When you select this feature, you will be able to download your Content Data to your personal device and decide how to migrate that data anywhere you choose.
15. Deleting Your Account - Right to Erasure
At all times you have an easy way to opt out of our service and delete your account as well as ALL of your Content Data, if you do not wish to continue using our services. You can find this in your “Settings” where it says “Delete My Account.” When you delete any of your Content Data, or delete your entire account, we delete your Content Data and remove your account from our production servers as soon as is technically possible based on our infrastructure design including a 30-day delay to insure the deletion request was made by you, etc. The more data you delete, the longer will the deletion process take due to load balancing protections on our servers. After we’ve deleted your Content Data from our production servers, that same data may remain in our backups for a limited period of time (maximum of 7 months) due to protection regulations and our protocols for backup content protection. We secure your data that temporarily remains on our backups with additional security protocols. If we ever need to restore our backups into the main servers of MyLocalVillage (in a rare instance, for example recovering from a natural disaster), if any of your Content Data you have previously deleted from our main servers is still on our backups in that moment, it will be deleted prior to or right after the backups are moved to the main servers. If you own a group and delete your account, the content you posted to that group will be deleted; however, the group(s) you own will not be deleted unless you are the only member of that group.
16. Additional Policies for Pages, Groups, and Events
a. Misleading Or False Pages, Groups, or Events
Pages, Groups, and Events must not be misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive.
Pages, Groups, and Events must not impersonate or falsely represent a brand, entity, or public figure. Where a Page, Group, or Event is being used to express support for or interest in a brand, entity, or public figure, it must make clear in the name or description that it is not an official representation.
Pages, Groups, and Events must not facilitate or promote online gambling, online real money, games of skill, or online lotteries without our prior written permission.
d. Inaccurately Tagged Content
Pages, Groups, and Events must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.
Pages, Groups, and Events must not incentivize people to misuse MyLocalVillage features or functionality.
17. Notification of Requests for Account Information
MyLocalVillage's policy is to notify users of requests for their account information, which includes a copy of the request, prior to disclosure unless we are prohibited from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b) in Unites States of America). Exceptions to prior notice may include exigent or counterproductive circumstances (e.g., emergencies; account compromises, etc.). We may also provide post-notice to affected users when prior notice is prohibited.
18. Guidelines for Law Enforcement Seeking Customer Data (Worldwide)
Like all service providers, MyLocalVillage is legally required to turn over customer data that it hosts when it receives valid legal process from a law enforcement authority with jurisdiction.
19. MyLocalVillage Rights
All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of MyLocalVillage and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, and other laws of both the Australia and foreign countries. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding MyLocalVillage, or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.
You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages). Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. In no event will our total cumulative liability exceed US $10.00.
21. Ownership In and To The Site and Services
Other than User Content (which we do not own and claim no ownership of), we own or license all right, title, and interest in and to (a) the Site and Services, including all text, media, and other content available on the Site and Services (“MyLocalVillage Content”).
22. Other Provisions
MyLocalVillage is provided to people by 360JAMII Pty Ltd, a company based in Australia.
Under no circumstances will MyLocalVillage be held liable for any delay or failure in performance due in whole or in part to any acts of nature or other causes beyond its reasonable control.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.
The failure of MyLocalVillage to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not prevent MyLocalVillage from enforcing such right or provision in the future.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia, without giving effect to any conflict of laws rules or provisions.
You agree that any action of whatever nature arising from or relating to these Terms, the Site, or Services will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Melbourne, Victoria. You consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of any such action.
23. Contact Information
360JAMII Pty Ltd, platform MyLocalVillage.io