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Last modified: March 23, 2019
Welcome to NotifyMe by IYC! This section pertains to NotifyMe products and services.
Terms of Service
By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.
Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.
Our Services are meant to enable businesses, schools, golf courses, etc (“Places”) to communicate with their customers, employees, partners, investors, etc (“Constituents” or “People”) by sending translated content with optional video links or images (“Media”) from Places to Constituents in the form of short messages (“Notes”). These Services utilize other technology platforms that have their own restrictions. Those restrictions flow from those platform partners through IYC to you.
Using our Services
You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Our Services may display some content that is not IYC’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.
Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.
How to use NotifyMe
We built this for Places to ease the burden of communicating with their Constituents in an era when email, social media, messaging apps, and multiculturalism have complicated what used to be a simple process. We embrace multiculturalism, but schools now need to send updates to parents of up to 30 languages.
We want you to use this Service to send meaningful updates to people of various groups and languages. Using this service, Places no longer need to communicate with the “top 3 languages” while isolating everyone else. Now, Places can be more inclusive and effectively communicate with everyone.
You may not use our Service to do anything that:
An important note on Advertising
Like email, our Notes are composed of a Title and a Body. The Title is sent to the NotifyMe app via Google’s Firebase system which does not allow ads or promotions.
Therefore, you may not use our Service to send advertisements or promotions in the Title of the Note. Doing so violates the terms of service of both Apple and Android notification services.
If you want to send a Note that contains promotional material, do not include that info in the Title.
Your IYC NotifyMe App Account
If you are an end user (a person who installs the NotifyMe app on your own phone), this part is for you.
If Places are sending you too many notifications, you can remove the place, disable their notifications or ignore their notifications.
Your IYC Place Account
If you are a Place, you need an IYC Place Account in order to use the NotifyMe Services to send Notes to your Constituents. You may create your own IYC Place Account, or your Place Administrator admin account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution. If you are using an IYC Place Admin Account assigned to you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.
To protect your IYC Place Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your IYC Place Account. Try not to reuse your IYC Place Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or IYC Place Account, reach out to us on our Contact Us page and we’ll help you.
Privacy and Copyright Protection
IYC’s privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that IYC can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.
We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can request information about responding to notices by contacting our DPO as illustrated at the end of this document.
Your Content in our Services
Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.
If you are a Place using the NotifyMe service, when you upload, submit, store, send or receive publicly available content to or through our Services, you give IYC a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. At no time does any of this content include personal or propriety data related to your Place or your users. A typical example would be IYC using your name and / or logo to inform others that your Place is a customer of IYC.
The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.
Our automated systems analyze your content (including Notes) to provide you personally relevant product features, partner recommendations, tailored advertising, and other things that we feel may help your business. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.
About Software in our Services
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.
IYC gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by IYC as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by IYC, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.
Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.
Modifying and Terminating our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. IYC may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.
Our Warranties and Disclaimers
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER IYC NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS OR PARTNERS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.
Liability for our Services
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, IYC, AND IYC’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS AND PARTNERS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF IYC, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS AND PARTNERS, FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).
IN ALL CASES, IYC, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS AND PARTNERS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Business uses of our Services
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify IYC and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
About these Terms
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
These terms control the relationship between IYC and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.
The laws of the USA will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of St. Louis County, Missouri, USA, and you and IYC consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.