Terms of Service
Clique provides services that enable people to connect with each other and build communities. These Terms govern your use of Clique and the other apps and services we offer.
You are not charged to use Clique, or the other services covered by these Terms. Instead, businesses and organizations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By using our Services, you agree that we can show you ads.
Our Data Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data to determine some of the ads you see and provide all of the other services described below. You can also go to your settings at any time to review the privacy choices you have about how we use your data.
1. The services we provide
Clique provides services that allow you to personalize your viewing experience. How you view posts on our community is completely up to you (either community or following).
Viewing the “Community Block Party” opens your activity stream up to all posts available on Clique. This allows you to see popular posts, new people, and more content. The Community Block Party is a great way to grow your Clique.
You are also capable of managing what posted content is viewable on the Community Block Party. When posting, you may select from options that make your content private (Only Me), Friends, Site Members, or Public. The Public option allows your data to be searchable from outside of Clique; however, Clique does regulate how search engines find Clique and how content is searchable and viewable from outside of Clique. This does not mean posting under public is encouraged, rather, is meant to further secure your data if you so choose to keep it public.
The “Following” option is meant for you to be able to see content that only your friends and people you follow have posted. This does not exclude sponsored advertisements. The “Following Block Party” is also where your content will be displayed for your friends if you choose the “Friends” option while posting. It is important to Clique that you are in control of how you share your content.
1. Research ways to make our services better:
We engage in research to develop, test, and improve our Services. This includes analyzing the data we have about our users and understanding how people use Clique’s Services, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Data Policy explains how we use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.
2. How our services are funded:
Instead of paying to use Clique and the services we offer, by using the Clique Services covered by these Terms you agree that we can show you ads that business and organizations pay us to promote on the Clique platforms. We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you ads that are more relevant to you.
We collect and use your personal data to provide the services described above to you. You can learn about how we collect and use your data in our Data Policy.
3. Your commitments to Clique:
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:
Who can use Clique?
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:
• Provide accurate information about yourself.
• Create only one account (your own) and use your Block Party for personal purposes.
• Not share your password, give access to your Clique account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
We try to make Clique available to everyone, but you cannot use Clique if:
• You are under 13 years old.
• You are a convicted sex offender.
• We have previously disabled your account for breaches of our Terms or Policies.
• You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.
What you can share and do on Clique
We want people to use Clique 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 Services to do or share anything:
• That breaches these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of Facebook.
• That is unlawful
• That infringes or breaches someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property 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 Services.
3. You may not access or collect data from our Services using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.
We can remove or block content that is in breach of these provisions.
If we remove content that you have shared for violation of our Community Standards we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe breaches your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.
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: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.
You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Clique 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.
However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our products and services as described in Section above.
Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our products and services, 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 Clique, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our products and services you use. 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. You can export a copy of your data at any time before deleting your account.
When you delete content, it is no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:
• immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it);
• your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
• where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
• investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
• comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or
• comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;
in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).
In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
2. Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.
3. 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 Clique), 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. 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. We will only make any changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests.
We will notify you (for example, by email or through our Products) at least 30 days before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect, unless the changes are required by law. 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 Clique, you can delete your account at any time.
2. Account suspension or termination
We want Clique to be a place where people feel welcome a to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.
If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.
Where we take such action we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled and how to contact us if you think we have disabled your account by mistake.
If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and Clique.
3. Limits on liability
Nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit our liability for death, personal injury or fraudulent misrepresentation caused by our negligence, or to affect your statutory rights.
We will exercise professional diligence in providing our Products and services to you and in keeping a safe, secure, and error-free environment. Provided that we have acted with professional diligence, we do not accept responsibility for losses not caused by our breach of these Terms or otherwise by our acts; losses that are not reasonably foreseeable by you and us at the time of entering into these Terms; and events beyond our reasonable control.
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 and habitually reside in a Member State of the European Union, the laws of that Member State 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 Facebook Products (“claim”), and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that Member State that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved in a competent court in the Republic of Ireland and that Irish law will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
1. These Terms (formerly known as the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities) make up the entire agreement between you and Clique regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.
2. Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of these Products, you will be provided with an opportunity to agree to supplemental terms that will become part of our agreement with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such as buying ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a group or Page for your business, or using our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post or share content containing music, you must comply with our Music Guidelines. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
3. If any portion of these Terms is 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.
4. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
5. You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialized. Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek disclosure from your account after it is memorialized.
6. 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.
7. 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).We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain why.
8. 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.
5. Other terms and policies that may apply to you
• Community Standards: These guidelines outline our standards regarding the content you post to Facebook and your activity on Clique.
• Commercial Terms: These terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement services, managing a group or a Page for a business, or selling goods or services.
• Commerce Policies: These guidelines outline the policies that apply when you offer products and services for sale on Facebook.
Date of Last Revision: Aug 21, 2020