Terms and Conditions

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Community Standards
Groovy gives people around the world the power to publish their own stories, see the world through the eyes of many other people, and connect and share wherever they go. The conversation that happens on Groovy – and the opinions expressed here – mirror the diversity of the people using Groovy.
To balance the needs and interests of a global population, Groovy protects expression that meets the community standards outlined on this Groovy Page.
Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.

Violence and Threats
Safety is Groovy’s top priority.
We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. You may not credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence. Organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity are not allowed to maintain a presence on our site. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.

Fake News
Groovy encourages member feedback to monitor posts linking to news stories and if a story is found to be fake news or contain inappropriate content, our admins pull down the post and may suspend the user.

Self-Harm
Groovy takes threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or hard drug abuse. We also work with suicide prevention agencies around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.

About Intellectual Property
Groovy respects the intellectual property rights of others and is committed to helping third parties protect their rights. Our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities prohibits posting content that violates another party's intellectual property rights, such as copyright or trademark rights.

Copyright
Copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship, such as books, music, film and art. Generally, copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems or methods of operation. Some of these may be protected by other rights. Copyright may protect the original words or images that express ideas and facts even if those ideas and facts are not protected by copyright. Sometimes, copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans or short phrases. In certain cases, name, slogans or symbols may be protected by trademark or other rights.

Trademark
A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (such as a brand name or a logo) that identifies and distinguishes the products or services offered by one party from those offered by others. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about the source of products or services. The owner of a trademark may be able to prevent others from using its

Terms
The following terms, as well as our Groovy Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, apply to all Groovy Pages on Groovy. Additionally, all content on Groovy Pages must comply with our Community Standards. You are responsible for ensuring that your Groovy Page complies with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.

General
A Groovy Page for a brand, entity (place or organization), or public figure may be administered only by an authorized representative of that brand, entity (place or organization) or public figure (an “official Groovy Page”).
Any user may create a Groovy Page to express support for or interest in a brand, entity (place or organization), or public figure, provided that it does not mislead others into thinking it is an official Groovy Page, or violate someone's rights.
If your Groovy Page is not the official Groovy Page of a brand, entity (place or organization) or public figure, you must:
i. not speak in the voice of, or post content as though it was coming from, the authorized representative of the Groovy Page’s subject matter; and
ii. make it clear that the Groovy Page is not the official Groovy Page of the brand, entity (place or organization) or public figure.
Content posted to a Groovy Page is public and viewable by everyone who can see the Groovy Page. You are required to restrict access to Groovy Pages (through our gating functionality) as necessary to comply with applicable laws and Groovy policies, including our Community Standards.

Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
This agreement was written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

Date of Last Revision: December 15, 2019.

Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
This Statement of Rights and Responsibilities ("Statement," "Terms," or "SRR") derives from the Groovy Principles, and is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users and others who interact with Groovy. By using or accessing Groovy, you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with the sections below. Additionally, you will find resources on our site that help you understand how Groovy works.

Privacy
Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Usage Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use Groovy to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. We encourage you to read the Usage Policy, and to use it to help you make informed decisions.

Sharing Your Content and Information
You own all of the content and information you post on Groovy, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:

Usage Policy
What we receive and how it is used
We receive several types of information about you, including:
Registration information: When you sign up for Groovy, you are required to provide information such as your name, email address, birthday, and gender. In some cases, you may be able to register using other information, such as your telephone number.

Information you choose to share
Your information also includes what you post on Groovy, such as a status update, photo, or comment on a user’s story. Also included is the information you share when you communicate with us, such as an email address, or when you take an action (add a user, Thumbs-Up a Groovy Page or a website, add a place to your story or indicate you are in a relationship). Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public. Information others share about you When users upload your contact information, post a photo of you, tap in to you in a photo or status update, or at a location, or add you to a group, we receive that information.

For further information or to report Copyright violations: Please send us a Groovy email at info@thegroovy.net or mail us a Groovy letter at:

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