DISCLAIMER: This is our temporary terms of service, we are still working on our official one. If you have questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Gala!
The Terms form a legally binding agreement between you and us. Please take the time to read them carefully. If you are under age 18, you may only use the Services with the consent of your parent or legal guardian. Please be sure your parent or legal guardian has reviewed and discussed these Terms with you.
ARBITRATION NOTICE: YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. WE EXPLAIN SOME EXCEPTIONS AND HOW YOU CAN OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION BELOW.
We want our Service to be as open and inclusive as possible, but we also want it to be safe, secure, and in accordance with the law. So, we need you to commit to a few restrictions in order to be part of the Gala community.
You must be at least 17 years old.
We must not have previously disabled your account for violation of law or any of our policies.
You must not be a convicted sex offender.
You can't impersonate others or provide inaccurate information.
You don't have to disclose your identity on Gala, but you must provide us with accurate and up to date information (including registration information), which may include providing personal data. Also, you may not impersonate someone or something you aren't, and you can't create an account for someone else unless you have their express permission.
You can't do anything unlawful, misleading, or fraudulent or for an illegal or unauthorized purpose.
You can't do anything to interfere with or impair the intended operation of the Service. This includes:
Misusing any reporting, dispute, or appeals channel, such as by making fraudulent or groundless reports or appeals. You are also responsible for keeping your password secure.
You may not modify, adapt or hack Gala or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Gala.
You can't attempt to create accounts or access or collect information in unauthorized ways.
This includes creating accounts or collecting information in an automated way without our express permission.
You can't post someone else’s private or confidential information without permission or do anything that violates someone else's rights, including intellectual property rights (e.g., copyright infringement, trademark infringement, counterfeit, or pirated goods).
You may use someone else's works under exceptions or limitations to copyright and related rights under applicable law. You represent your own or have obtained all necessary rights to the content you post or share.
You also may not upload any post with another company's watermark.
You can’t modify, translate, create derivative works of, or reverse engineer our products or their components.
You may not post nude, partially nude or sexually suggestive photos.
You may not use sexually explicit usernames.
You may not solicit sexual services or subscriptions.
You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name.
You may not abuse, harass, threaten, or intimidate other Gala users.
You may not use the Gala service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the Gala service.
You may not access Gala’s private API by any other means other than the Gala application itself.
You may not create or submit unwanted email or comments to any Gala members ("Spam").
You may not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
You may not, in the use of Gala, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You may not spread fake or harmful news or conspiracy.
You may not promote fraud or scams.
We do not permit anyone to exploit our platform to take advantage of the trust of users and bring about financial or personal harm. We remove content that deceives people in order to gain an unlawful financial or personal advantage, including schemes to defraud individuals or steal assets.
Do not post, upload, stream, or share:
Content that depicts or promotes phishing
Content that depicts or promotes Ponzi, multi-level marketing, or pyramid schemes
Content that depicts or promotes investment schemes with promise of high returns, fixed betting, or any other types of scams
Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your Gala account. While Gala prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that Gala cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its web site and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the Gala service at your own risk.
We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Gala service for any reason, without notice at any time.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username that becomes inactive, violates trademark, or may mislead other users.
We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.
Gala does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the Gala Services but you grant us a license to use it. We do not claim ownership of your content that you post on or through the Service and you are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. However, we need certain legal permissions from you (known as a “license”) to provide the Service. When you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights (like photos or videos) on or in connection with our Service, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, 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 license will end when your content is deleted from our systems. You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account.
Some of the Gala Services are supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that Gala may place such advertising and promotions on the Gala Services or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Gala Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Gala Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person, and (iii) the posting of your Content on the Site does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the Gala Services.
The Gala Services contain Content of Gala ("Gala Content"). Gala Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and Gala owns and retains all rights in the Gala Content and the Gala Services. Gala hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non sublicensable license to reproduce and display the Gala Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Site and using the Gala Services.
The Gala Services contain Content of Users and other Gala licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Gala Services.
Gala performs technical functions necessary to offer the Gala Services, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the Gala Services.
Although the Site and other Gala Services are normally available, there will be occasions when the Site or other Gala Services will be interrupted for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond the control of Gala. Also, although Gala will normally only delete Content that violates this Agreement, Gala reserves the right to delete any Content for any reason, without prior notice. Deleted content may be stored by Gala in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, Gala encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, Gala is not a backup service. Gala will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Gala Services, or the loss of any Content.
If you select a username or similar identifier for your account, we may change it if we believe it is appropriate or necessary (for example, if it infringes someone's intellectual property or impersonates another user).
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Service (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share), we retain all rights to our content (but not yours).
You must obtain written permission from us or under an open source license to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
Our Service is provided "as is," and we can't guarantee it will be safe and secure or will work perfectly all the time. 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 also don’t control what people and others do or say, and we aren’t responsible for their (or your) actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or content (including unlawful or objectionable content). We also aren’t responsible for services and features offered by other people or companies, even if you access them through our Service.
Our responsibility for anything that happens on the Service (also called "liability") is limited as much as the law will allow. If there is an issue with our Service, we can't know what all the possible impacts might be. You agree that we won't be responsible ("liable") 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, even if we know they are possible. This includes when we delete your content, information, or account.
We always appreciate feedback or other suggestions, but may use them without any restrictions or obligation to compensate you for them, and are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
We may change our Service and policies, and we may need to make changes to these Terms so that they accurately reflect our Service and policies. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you (for example, through our Service) before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Then, if you continue to use the Service, you will be bound by the updated Terms. If you do not want to agree to these or any updated Terms, you can delete your account.