Terms of Use

1. Welcome to VSOCIETY.EARTH 

1. VSOCIETY operates a peer-to-peer social network that uses algorithms to suggest relevant  content, products and experiences to you; based on your preferences and other information  that you have submitted to it. This enabling you to Watch, Shop, Sell, Read, Discuss, Message  and more on the platform - either through the web or the apps that you have downloaded  from the relevant stores.   2. The platform is operated by VSOCETY LIMITED, incorporated and registered in England with  the trading address as 22 Cullis Drive, Telford, West Midlands, TF4 3FN.  

2. Your relationship with us 

1. This document and any documents referred to within it (collectively, the “Terms of Service”)  set out the terms of your relationship with us. It is important that you read and understand  the Terms of Service before using the Service. If there is anything within them that you do  not understand, then please contact us at [email protected] to discuss what this means  for you.  2. By setting up an account with us and/or using and accessing the Service, you agree to and  accept these Terms of Service in their entirety. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service,  you may not use the Service. 

3. Information about you and your privacy 

1. Your privacy is important to us. You should read our Privacy Policy to understand how we  collect, use and share information about you. You should also read our Cookie Policy to  understand how we use cookies within the Service. 

4. Setting up your VSOCIETY account 

1. To access our Service, you must create an account with a username and password (your  “Account”). We encourage you to use passwords that include a mixture of upper and lower  case letters, numbers and symbols) with your Account to prevent hacking of your account.  2. You must be at least 13 years of age and capable in your country of residence of entering  into a legally binding agreement to use our Service. VSOCIETY does not knowingly collect  information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such individuals to register  for the Service. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 

13 without parental consent, we will remove such information as quickly as possible. You  may connect to our Service with third-party services approved by us (e.g. Instagram or  Google) and in such instances you give us permission to access and use your information  from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your login token for that service  as set out in our Privacy Policy.  3. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your login details and any activity that  occurs under your Account. If you believed that your Account may have been breached, you  should contact us at [email protected] immediately to notify us. 

5. VSOCIETY Timeline 

1. Our Service allows you to find and create posts in the following formats : image, video, audio,  text. In addition to creating events and products(sale items) that appear in the relevant  sections of the platform.  2. To improve the experience of our service we use algorithms to tailor the content delivered to  you based off of information that you provide. 

5. VSOCIETY Video platform 

1. Our Service allows you to discover, watch and shortlist video content that is available in the  VSOCIETY WATCH platform. You can comment on users from your account and we request  that our users remain polite in doing so.   2. WATCH works primarily through aggregation, pulling videos from leading video platforms  enabling the creators/uploaders of the videos to receive views on the original platform and  all advertising revenues. Our service focuses solely on helping users to discover great  content and creators.  3. This content belongs to the original creator and uploader.  4. Should you wish for your content to be featured on the platform send an email to  [email protected] and provide a link to the content. If you do not hear back in 2 weeks,  please assume that you have been unsuccessful this time round.  

 

5. VSOCIETY Article platform 

1. Our Service offers a self publishing blog platform that enables you to discover and publish  interesting articles across a wide range of topics  2. Please see section (Your Content) for further infoRmation. 

5. VSOCIETY Marketplace 

3. Our Service allows you to buy and sell ethical items in an fun and easy way.  4. You can sell your products, services and items through our Service by publishing pictures of  the item you want to sell (“Sale Item”) and by creating posts.  5. Sale Items must only be sold and purchased using PayPal accessed through the Service (a  “Sale Transaction”). You will therefore need a PayPal account to use the Service. If you are  under 18 and do not have your own PayPal account, and plan to use a parent’s or third  party’s PayPal account, you undertake that you have express permission to use such  parent’s or third party’s PayPal account in relation to each and every transaction undertaken  on our Site.  6. To safeguard the interests of our users, you are not permitted to sell or purchase a Sale Item  by making direct arrangements with the buyer or the seller to use a payment method other  than PayPal via the Service. Please note that selling or purchasing a Sale Item in any other  way is a breach of our Rules of Acceptable Use and can result in, among other things,  suspension or termination of your access to the Service.  7. We want our Service to be a positive experience for our users and we ask that you honour the  commitments you make to another user in respect of the swap, sale or purchase of a Sale  Item.  8. Any agreement for and/or purchase of a Sale Item is made solely between you and the seller.  Complaints, questions and claims related to a Sale Item should be directed to the seller  through the VSOCIETY messenger. Where users cannot resolve issues relating to a Sale  Transaction between themselves, we will attempt to help mediate such disputes through our  dispute resolution process.   9. We are not the seller of any Sale Items, meaning that we have no control and do not give any  commitment relating to the existence, quality, safety, genuineness or legality of Sale Items  from non verified sellers. This also applies to the honesty of any picture or description of the  Sale Items or any other content made available by users, the ability of sellers to sell Sale  Items, the ability of buyers to pay for them or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a  transaction or return the Sale Item, and we have no liability in this respect. Sellers are  responsible for ensuring that Sales Items are free from animal products and testing while  also ensuring that any age-restricted Sale Items are marked clearly with the applicable age  restriction (as required by law) and Buyers agree that they shall not attempt to purchase Sale  Items if they are younger than the advertised and legal age restriction.  

 

 

6. Your right to use the Service 

1. The intellectual property rights in all content and materials comprising the Service, including  but not limited to videos, audio, images, written content and designs on each page of the  VSOCIETY application, either belong to us or we have permission from the owner to use  them to provide the Service. All such intellectual property is protected by worldwide  intellectual property laws, including copyright and design laws. We give you permission to  use the materials and content comprising the Service for the sole purpose of using the  Service in accordance with these Terms of Service.  2. Your right to use the Service is personal to you and you are not allowed to give this right to  another person. Your right to use the Service does not stop us from giving other people the  right to use the Service.  3. Other than as allowed in Terms of Service or by us in writing, you are not given the right to  use the “VSOCIETY” name, or any of the “VSOCIETY” trademarks, logos, domain names and  other distinctive brand features, all of which are intellectual property rights that belong to  VSOCIETY.  4. These Terms of Service do not grant you any rights to, or in, any such intellectual property  rights or any other rights or licences in respect of VSOCIETY’s materials and content, the  Service, VSOCIETY name and/or trademarks, other than as set out in these Terms of Service. 

7. Your content 

1. You confirm that images,videos, audio, text or information that you submit or create (“User  Content”) whilst using the Service will meet the Rules of Acceptable Use.  2. You grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence to  use, copy, reproduce, distribute, adapt, re-format, modify, publish, translate, licence,  sub-licence, assign, transfer and exploit the User Content (including any intellectual property  rights therein) anywhere and in any form for the purposes of providing our Service or for any  purpose in connection with the operation of our business.  3. Our right to use your User Content does not in any way affect your privacy rights and we will  only use information that identifies you as set out in our Privacy Policy.  4. For now, we do not check or moderate any User Content before it is added to the Service by  users. Our intention is not to reduce your agency by using VSOCIETY, however once  uploaded we may check, moderate, reject, refuse or delete any User Content if we think that  it breaks any of the Rules of Acceptable Use, or if we believe it is against the ethos of  VSOCIETY.  5. User Content removed from the Service may continue to be stored by us, including, without  limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations. Therefore we encourage you to 

maintain your own backup of your User Content and you agree that you will not rely on the  Service for the purposes of User Content backup or storage. We shall have no liability for any  loss of User Content. 

8. Your Sale Items 

1. You confirm that the Sale Items that you upload are free from animal products and animal  testing while not causing any harm to any.  2. Established vegan/ethical brands will receive a “verified seller status” every user can apply  for one by contacting [email protected] and you will be provided with a form to fill in. 

9. Rules of Acceptable Use 

1. In addition to the other requirements within these Terms of Service, this section describes  specific rules that apply to your use of the Service (the “Rules of Acceptable Use”).  2. You must make sure that you have constant access to the email address that you provide in  your Account.  3. When using the Service you must not:  1. Give any false or misleading information in your Account details.  2. Allow another person to use the Service under your name or on your behalf unless  you are a business and such person is authorised by you.  3. Use the Service if we have suspended or banned you from using it.  4. Send spam messages.  5. Engage in any illegal or unlawful conduct including selling/advertising any fake or  counterfeit items or any item that otherwise beaches another person’s rights, and  must comply with applicable legal requirements relating to the sale or purchase of  Sale Items (including but not limited to import and export rules and illegal products,  the listing of any age restrictions, distance selling and cooling off rights which may  apply to a Sale Item where the seller is a business).  6. Modify, interfere, intercept, disrupt or hack the Service.  7. Misuse the Service by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or  other material which would harm the Service or any user of the Service’s own  equipment.  8. Collect any data from the Service other than in accordance with these Terms of  Service.  9. Submit or contribute any User Content that contains explicit nudity, violence, is  abusive, bullying, threatening, harassing, obscene, misleading, untrue, offensive,  derogatory or uses bad or rude language, as VSOCIETY may decide in its absolute  discretion. 

10. Unfairly or unlawfully interfere with ratings system or user feedback system.  11. Submit or contribute any User Content without the permission of the content owner  or otherwise infringe the copyright, trademark or other rights of third parties.  12. Offer to sell or buy any of the items we list as prohibited items - items - VSOCIETY  has a zero tolerance policy on using the app to promote, advertise or sell drugs, drug  paraphernalia, tobacco and/or tobacco paraphernalia or products that contains  animals or been tested on animals.  13. Purchase or sell a Sale Item by making direct arrangements with the buyer or the  seller to use a payment method other than PayPal available through the Service.  14. Take any action which is deliberately designed to circumvent, reduce or manipulate  the Commission due to us (as specified in section 11).  15. Post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation  to, your or any other individual’s credit card information, national insurance number  or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email  addresses.  16. Mine data, screen scrape or crawl any part of the Service.  17. Disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer any part of the Service.  18. Adapt, copy, vary, edit, distribute or commercialise any content in the Service without  the prior written consent of VSOCIETY.  19. Circumvent any technical measures implemented to protect or provide the Service.  20. Use any third party’s PayPal account unless you have express permission from them  to do so.  4. Failure to comply with the Rules of Acceptable Use constitutes a serious breach of these  Terms of Service, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions (with or  without notice, and entirely at our discretion):  1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Service;  2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any User Content (including the  removal of Sale Items listed on the Service);  3. issuing of a warning to you;  4. legal action against you including proceedings for reimbursement of all costs  (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting  from the breach;  5. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel  is necessary.  5. We may investigate any suspected breach of the Rules of Acceptable Use. During such  investigation we may temporarily withdraw your right to use our Service or remove User  Content (including the removal of Sale Items listed on the Service) without notice to you. 

6. The responses described in section 8.4 are not limited, and we may take any other action we  reasonably deem appropriate. 

9. Notice and takedown policy 

1. Any person may contact us by sending us an “Infringement Notice” if any content available  through our Service infringes their rights or fails to comply with our Rules of Acceptable Use.  The Infringement Notice should be sent either by post to VSOCETY Limited, 22 Cullis Drive,  Telford, West Midlands TF4 3FN or by email to [email protected] Please provide the  information described below in the Infringement Notice:  1. your name and contact details;  2. a statement explaining in sufficient detail why you consider that the content available  through our Service infringes your rights or fails to comply with our Rules of  Acceptable Use; and  3. a link to or such other means of identifying the problematic content.  2. We will take the action that we believe is appropriate depending on the nature of the  Infringement Notice and will aim to respond to you within a reasonable period of time on the  action we propose to take. 

10. Advertisements on the Service 

1. We and our selected partners may provide information to you through the Service or by other  methods such as email. This information may be based on your User Content or other  information available through the Service. When delivering advertising we will only use  information that identifies you as set out in our Privacy Policy. We may use advertising  cookies to provide such information and you can read our Cookie Policy here.  

11. Seller commission 

1. The seller of any Sale Item will pay us a commission on the total transaction amount  received by the seller (including VAT, if any, and shipping costs) in respect of any Sale  Transaction (the “Commission”). Details of this fee are available on our help site.  2. PayPal may charge you an additional fee and you should ensure you are familiar with  PayPal’s terms of use which you will have agreed to when you set up your PayPal account.  3. Our Commission with be deducted from your PayPal account.  4. We will provide the seller of the Sale Item with an invoice detailing the Commission.  5. The Commission is inclusive of VAT or other sales taxes (where applicable). 

12. Ending our relationship 

1. If at any time you decide you can no longer wish to use our Service, you must immediately  stop using the Service.  2. If you wish to end your use of the Service, please contact us at [email protected] from  the email address linked to your account and ask us to deactivate your Account. Where such  request comes from someone who is not the account holder, we may ask you to provide  proof of who you are and your relationship to the User in question, and any other documents  we may reasonably require.  3. We may immediately end your use of the Service if you break the Rules of Acceptable Use,  any other important rule(s), or terms and conditions we set for accessing and using the  Service including these Terms of Service.  4. We may also withdraw the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time and without  any liability to you.  5. If you or we end your use of the Service or we withdraw the Service as described in this  clause, we may delete your User Content, Account or any other information we hold about  you. You will also lose any rights you have to use the Service or access our content or your  User Content. You should note that even if your Account is deactivated, some of your data  may persist and appear within the Service, for example where your User Content has been  re-shared by others. 

13. Our liability/responsibility to you 

1. You alone decide whether to proceed with a sale or purchase of a Sale Item. As such, we  make no commitments regarding the Sale Items including the quality or delivery of the Sale  Items, or for honouring (or causing any seller to honour) any erroneous information regarding  the price, description and availability of, or any information relating to any Sale Items  promoted or available through our Service, or the ability of the purchaser to complete any  purchase of the Sale Items.  2. Although it is our intention that the Service is available as much as possible, there may be  occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including for scheduled maintenance,  upgrades and emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunication links and/or  equipment. The Service and any content contained therein (including User Content) is  provided on an “as available” and “as is” basis. This means that we are unable to promise  that your use of the Service will be uninterrupted, without delays, error-free or meet your  expectations and we do not give any commitment relating to the performance or availability  of the Service in these Terms of Service and, to the extent we are able to do so, we exclude  any commitments that may be implied by law. You accept that the internet may be subject to 

breaches of security and that the submission of User Content or other information may not  be secure.  3. VSOCIETY is not responsible or liable for any loss or harm caused by viruses, worms or other  programmes designed to impair the Service.  4. You may be able to access third party links/websites/products via the Service. VSOCIETY is  not responsible for any third party links/websites/products which may be accessed by you at  your sole option. Your access to use such third party links/websites/products and services  shall be solely at your own risk and subject to your acceptance and compliance with the  separate terms and conditions of such third party.  5. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, our total responsibility for any claims relating  to a Sale Transaction is limited to the Commission payable in connection with that Sale  Transaction.  6. For any other claims arising out of the provision of the Service, we do not accept any  responsibility whatsoever (whether arising in contract, tort otherwise), except where we  cannot disclaim responsibility by law (such as death and/or personal injury caused by our  negligence).  7. We will never be responsible for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable and  we will never be responsible for indirect losses and/or financial and business loss, or loss of  goodwill or reputation. 

14. Your responsibility to us 

1. If VSOCIETY is sued due to an action or inaction by you (including a breach of these Terms  of Service) then we have the right, at our discretion, to request that you indemnify us (i.e.  cover all our costs including legal fees) and hold us harmless from any legal claim or  demand for expenses or costs that arises as a result. Where we decide to conduct the  defence of such claim, you agree to assist us as reasonably requested. 

15. Resolving disputes  DISPUTES WITH US 

1. If you have a dispute with us relating to the Service, in the first instance please contact us at  [email protected] and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. 

DISPUTES WITH OTHER USERS RELATING TO A SALE TRANSACTION 

1. If you use PayPal to pay for a Sale Item or receive any money for a Sale Transaction you may  be eligible for PayPal’s Buyer or Seller Protection, details of which are available here. 

2. In order to be eligible for Buyer or Seller Protection, you must: a) purchase/sell the Sale Item  in-app, and b) report the transaction issue to PayPal within 180 days from the date of  purchase/sale. Buyer or Seller Protection applies only if these conditions are met.  3. All purchases/sales made outside of VSOCIETY are against our Terms of Use and are not  covered by Buyer or Seller Protection. Also services,  non-material goods, prohibited items  and meet-in-person transactions are not covered by Buyer or Seller Protection.  4. If: a) as a buyer your Sales Item has not arrived, or if what you received is significantly not as  described or faulty, or b) as a seller you are sent an unauthorised payment, or a buyer claims  they didn’t receive their Sale Item, you can report the issue to us within 21 days from the date  of purchase/sale and we will reply to you with instructions on how to proceed. Please make  sure you report the issue as set out in paragraph 8 below in order to guarantee a prompt  reply.  5. Buyers: If PayPal verify that the Sales Item was not received or was significantly not as  described, you may be entitled to a refund under Buyer Protection. If the Sales Item is  significantly not as described, PayPal will ask you to return it to the seller before refunding  you. If the Sales Item is found to be counterfeit, PayPal will ask you to destroy it.  6. Sellers: if PayPal verifies the circumstances of your claim, then you may be covered for the  amount of the Sale Item on eligible sales.  7. Please know that we can only accept tracking codes as valid proof of delivery, and that the  cost of returning the Sales Item cannot be refunded.  8. To open a dispute: Send an email to [email protected] and send the transaction ID.  9. PayPal’s investigation of disputes is subject to the PayPal terms of service to which you will  have agreed when setting up your PayPal account, so you should check these. 

16. Shipping 

1. The seller is responsible for the shipment of the Sales Item to the buyer.  2. VSOCIETY shall not be responsible for any local customs charges, import taxes or duties or  any similar charge(s) incurred through the carriage and/or delivery of any shipments and the  seller must satisfy themselves as to whether any of these charges will become due, and if so  in what amounts. If any such charges become due as a result of carriage and/or delivery of a  shipment and are charged to VSOCIETY by any competent authority the seller agrees to  reimburse VSOCIETY fully in respect of the same within 7 days of our demand. 

17. Changes to the Service 

1. We are constantly updating and improving the Service to try and find ways to provide you  with innovative features and services. Improvements and updates are also made to reflect 

changing technologies, culture, behaviours and the way people use the Internet and our  Service.  2. In order to do this, we may need to update, reset, stop offering and/or supporting a particular  part of the Service, or feature relating to the Service (“changes to the Service”). These  changes to the Service may affect your past activities on the Service, features that you use  and your User Content (“Service Elements”). Any changes to the Service could involve  Service Elements being deleted or reset.  3. You agree that a key characteristic of our Service is that changes to the Service will take  place over time and this is an important basis on which we grant you access to the Service.  Once we have made changes to the Service, your continued use of the Service will show that  you have accepted any changes to the Service. You are always free to stop using the Service  or deactivate your Account by contacting us at [email protected] from the email  address linked to your account. 

18. Changes to these Terms of Service 

1. We may revise these Terms of Service from time to time and any changes will take effect  after 3 days of any notification email sent to you notifying you of any changes, or at the time  the revised Terms of Service are posted (whichever happens first) and your continued use of  the Service shall constitute acceptance of such revised Terms of Service.  2. Changes will usually occur because of new features being added to the Service, changes in  the law or where we need to clarify our position on something.  3. We will contact you to let you know about any significant changes to any of the documents  referred to in these Terms of Service. We may contact you through the Service (by asking  you to accept the changes before you continue to use the Service) or via a separate email.   4. Normally, we will try to give you some warning before the new terms become effective.  However, sometimes changes will need to be made immediately and if this happens we will  not give you any notice. 

19. Documents that apply to our relationship with you 

1. The current version of the Terms of Service contains the only terms and conditions that  apply to our relationship with you. Older versions of the Terms of Service will no longer apply  to our relationship and will be completely replaced by the current version.  2. We intend to rely on these Terms of Service as setting out the written terms of our  agreement with you for the provision of the Service. If part of the Terms of Service cannot be  enforced then the remainder of the Terms of Service will still apply to our relationship. 

3. If you do not comply with these Terms of Service and we do not take action immediately, this  does not mean we have given up any right we have and we may still take action in the future. 

20. Law and general provisions 

1. As we are based in England, English law will apply to all disputes and the interpretation of  these Terms of Service. The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any  dispute arising from or related to your use of the Service. These Terms of Service do not  exclude any mandatory legal rights you may have in your country of residence, where  VSOCIETY is not allowed to exclude such as a matter of law.  2. We may assign any of our rights and obligations under these Terms of Service.  3. These Terms of Service do not create an agency, partnership, employment or joint venture  relationship between you and VSOCIETY.  4. VSOCIETY will not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform its obligations  caused by any force majeure event. In those circumstances VSOCIETY will be granted a  reasonable extension of time for the performance of its obligations, the reasonableness of  that extension to be assessed in the context of these Terms of Service and VSOCIETY’s  other commitments.  5. No third party or (except, where applicable, the permitted assign of VSOCIETY) is entitled to  the benefit of these Terms of Service under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999  or otherwise. 

21. Contact, feedback and complaints 

1. If you need to contact us in relation to these Terms of Service or any other document  mentioned in them, please email us at [email protected]  2. We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can  improve the Service. By providing your feedback you agree that you are giving up any rights  you have in your feedback so that we may use and allow others to use it without any  restriction and without any payment to you.