Terms of Use

TERMS OF SERVICE


 

This is CatholicGo. Welcome !

These Terms govern your use of our services and app(s).


1. Our Services


Our mission is to give people the power to build community and bring Catholics closer together. To help advance this mission, we provide the Products and services described below to you:

Provide a personalized experience for you:

Your experience on CatholicGo is unlike anyone else's: from the posts, stories, events, ads, and other content you see in Streams, Pages you follow and other features you might use, such as search. We use the data we have - for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings you select, and what you share and do on and off our Products - to personalize your experience.

Connect you with people and organizations you care about:

We help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organizations, and others that matter to you across CatholicGo. We use the data we have to make suggestions for you and others - for example, groups to join, events to attend, Pages to follow or send a message to and people you may want to become friends with. Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe our services are most useful when people are connected to people, groups, and organizations they care about.

Empower you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you:

There are many ways to express yourself on CatholicGo and to communicate with friends, family, and others about what matters to you - for example, sharing status updates, photos, videos, and stories across the CatholicGo platform, sending messages to a friend or several people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile. We also have developed, and continue to explore, new ways for people to use technology and we will continue to update and upgrade our services to match and rival world-class networks so that Catholics can finally find their own voice and space in the Social world.

 


2. Our Data Policy and Your Privacy Choices


To provide these services, we must collect and use your personal data. We detail our practices in the Data Policy, which you must agree to in order to use our Products.

We also encourage you to review the privacy choices you have in your settings.

 


3. Your Commitments to CatholicGo and Our Community


We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:

  1. 1. Who can use CatholicGo

Our apps are open to Nigerians - home and abroad - and others associated by marriage or friendship. We do not close our doors to well-meaning people from anywhere in the world. We welcome all, whilst maintaining the religious environment on CatholicGo. When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For that reason, you must:

  • Use the same name that you use in everyday life.
  • Provide accurate information about yourself.
  • Create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes.
  • Not share your password, give access to your CatholicGo account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).

We try to make CatholicGo broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use CatholicGo if:

  • You are under 13 years old
  • You are a convicted sex offender.
  • We previously disabled your account for violations of our terms or policies.
  1. 2. What you can share and do on CatholicGo

We want people to use CatholicGo to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):

  1. You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
    • That violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of CatholicGo.
    • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
    • That infringes or violates someone else's rights.
  2. You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our apps.
  3. You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

We can remove content you share in violation of these provisions and, if applicable, we may take action against your account, for the reasons described below. We may also disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights.

To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.

  1. 3. The permissions you give us

We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:

  1. Permission to use content you create and share: You own the content you create and share on CatholicGo and nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. To provide our services, though, we need you to give us some legal permissions to use that content.
  2. Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on CatholicGo, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other CatholicGo Products you use.
  3. You can end this license any time by deleting your content or account. You should know that, for technical reasons, content you delete may persist for a limited period of time in backup copies (though it will not be visible to other users). In addition, content you delete may continue to appear if you have shared it with others and they have not deleted it.
  4. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on CatholicGo next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our platform, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have liked a Page created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads. Ads like this can be seen only by people who have your permission to see the actions you've taken on CatholicGo.
  5. Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install upgrades, updates, and additional features to improve, enhance, and further develop it.
  1. 4. Limits on using our intellectual property

If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on CatholicGo), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source license) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.

 


4. Additional provisions


  1. 1. Updating our Terms

We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the CatholicGo community, you can delete your account at any time.

  1. 2. Account suspension or termination

We want CatholicGo to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.

If we determine that you have violated our terms or policies, we may take action against your account to protect our community and services, including by suspending access to your account or disabling it. We may also suspend or disable your account if you create risk or legal exposure for us or when we are permitted or required to do so by law. Where appropriate, we will notify you about your account, however we reserve the right to delete without notice when you violate these terms. You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled.

If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but a number of the articles remain in place.

  1. 3. Limits on liability

We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the CatholicGo Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  1. 4. Disputes

We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.

If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the CatholicGo Products ("claim"), and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the Federal High Court in Enugu, Enugu State, that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of this court for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

  1. 5. Other
  1. If any portion of these Terms are found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
  2. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
  3. These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
  4. You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life).
  5. We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
  6. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

 

Date of Last Revision: April 19th, 2018