Terms of Service

Thanks for using our service. SliQ (“SliQ”) is brought to you by SliQBits, Pvt. Ltd. By using SliQ and any other products or services that we or our service providers offer you over your computer, the web, the SliQ mobile app on mobile and tablet devices (the Mobile App), you are entering into a binding legal agreement with us, in which you agree to be subject to and bound by: (i) these Terms of Service; (ii) our Privacy Policy; and (iii) our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you are unwilling or unable to be bound by these Terms of Service, please don’t use the Service.

We sometimes use specially-defined terms in these Terms of Service. When we do, we will capitalize that term once we’ve defined it. For example, when we use the word “Service,” we collectively mean SliQ, and any other associated products or services that we or our service providers might offer.

1. User Accounts

To use the Service, you will need to create an account with us and provide certain information about yourself, including your name, mobile phone number and a password you create. Unless you are a parent who is creating an account for a child who is 13 or older, you agree not to create an account on behalf of anyone other than yourself, and you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You agree that you are solely responsible for any activities that occur in connection with your account, whether or not you have authorized such activities. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account.

2. Using our Service

A. Mobile Services and the Mobile App

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service, we grant you a limited, revocable, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the SliQ application which allows you to access and use the SliQ Service on mobile devices that you own or control, and to use those copies of the Mobile App solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights in the Mobile App not expressly granted to you by these Terms of Service.

B. Charges

We currently offer our Services for free, but we reserve the right to make these paid features in the future. If we do so, you will be given the option to opt into these paid features. Regardless of whether we charge for all or any part of the Service, you agree that your carrier’s normal rates and fees will still apply for whatever device(s) you use to access the Service, and that you are fully responsible for paying all such charges, rates, and fees.

C. Paid Features

Certain features of the Service may require you to pay a fee in order to use them. If you choose to purchase these features, you expressly authorize us or our payment processor to charge the payment method you provide for the applicable fee. Except as expressly set forth below, all fees are non-refundable. All fees and applicable taxes, if any, are payable in United States dollars

When you purchase any additional features we may offer, there will be a one-time charge for that purchase. Once you purchase these features and use all or any of them, or cancel your account before using all of them, you will not be entitled to a refund. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your use of paid features of the Service at any time and for any reason, without liability, pursuant to the terms of Section 13 of these Terms of Service. If we terminate or suspend your account with or without cause, in accordance with the terms of Section 13 of these Terms of Service, you will not be entitled to a refund for any fees you paid to us for these features, unless provided otherwise in the terms of sale.

D. Third Party Links

The Service may contain links to websites or applications offered by third parties, including advertisements (“Third Party Sites”). We don’t control or endorse Third Party Sites. Your use of any Third Party Site is entirely at your own risk.

3. Content

A. Definitions

“Content” means text, images, photos, audio, video, location data, usernames, and all other forms of data or communication. “Your Content” means Content that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Service. “User Content” means Content that users (other than yourself) submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Service. “SliQ Content” means Content that we create and make available in connection with the Service. “Third Party Content” means Content that originates from parties other than SliQ or its users, which is made available in connection with the Service.

B. Responsibility for Your Content

You alone are responsible for Your Content. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance upon its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure you make that makes you personally identifiable. You acknowledge that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and/or authorize the use of, Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by SliQ. You acknowledge that you may expose yourself to liability if: Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful, including, but not limited to hate speech or spam; exploits or otherwise harms anyone; and violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

C. Our rights to use Your Content

We may use Your Content in a variety of different ways as permitted by our Privacy Policy, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into reports, collections, marketing materials and other works, creating derivative works, summaries, or aggregations from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms. As such, you grant us (SliQ, its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates) the non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers), transferable right to use Your Content for any purpose (including, without limitation, the rights to use, reproduce, publicly perform or display, distribute, adapt, publish, modify, translate, incorporate into other works in any form, media, or technology, and create derivative works of Your Content, in whole or in part, throughout the world in any media). Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against SliQ and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attributes with respect to Your Content.

We gather and compile information and data about our users and their usage of the Service on a collective basis, in a manner which does not disclose or reveal any personally identifiable information about individual users. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that we are the sole owners of all such aggregated, anonymous data for all purposes, and have the unrestricted right to use such data and to disclose or distribute such data to third parties as we see fit, throughout the world, in any media or form.

D. Removing Content

We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or disable access to any of Your Content, without notice to you, that we consider, in our sole discretion, to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise harmful to the SliQ Service.

If you create a username for your SliQ account, we may remove or reclaim it if we believe it is inappropriate or violates any trademark policies (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to the user's real name).

E. Reporting Violations

While we are under no obligation to review Your Content, we reserve the right to do so at any time. We may report any activity that we suspect violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties, and we may cooperate with such authorities as they may request, all without liability to us.

E. Reporting Violations

While we are under no obligation to review Your Content, we reserve the right to do so at any time. We may report any activity that we suspect violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties, and we may cooperate with such authorities as they may request, all without liability to us.

F. Ownership

As between you and SliQ, you own Your Content. We exclusively own the SliQ Content, including but not limited to visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, and all other elements and components of the Service (excluding Your Content, User Content and Third Party Content).

We, or our licensors also own the copyrights, trademarks, patents, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world (the “IP” Rights) associated with the SliQ Content and the Service. These Terms of Service do not grant you any right, title, or interest in the SliQ Service, Network, or Content. You understand and agree that you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any Content that is not Your Content (including, without limitation, the SliQ Content, other User Content, or Third Party Content), in whole or in part, except as expressly authorized by the owner of the Content.

4. Feedback

We welcome your feedback, ideas, proposals, comments and suggestions for improving our Service (collectively, “Feedback”). By sending us Feedback, you agree that: (i) your Feedback doesn’t contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties; (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, expressed or implied, with respect to your Feedback; (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development; (iv) we own all right, title and interest in and to your Feedback, even if you have designated it as confidential; and (v) we are free to use the Feedback for any purpose, without any restriction or compensation to you. You hereby irrevocably assign all right, title and interest in and to the Feedback to us.

5. Restrictions

We are under no obligation to enforce these Terms of Service on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated these Terms of Service, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion. You agree to comply with all of the terms, conditions, and restrictions set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy. The Acceptable Use Policy is part of these Terms of Service, and is incorporated here by reference. The restrictions set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy apply only to the extent permissible under applicable law. Nevertheless, you agree not to act contrary to them (even if permissible under applicable law) without providing 30 days’ prior written notice to us at the address provided below, together with any information that we may reasonably require to give us an opportunity to provide alternative remedies or otherwise accommodate you at our sole discretion.

6. Communications from SliQ and Others

By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications from us, other users, advertisers, our partners, and service providers in connection with the Service. In certain cases, you will have the option to “opt out” of receiving certain communications. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information on the types of communications you may receive, and whether you can opt out from receiving them.

7. Privacy Policy

SliQ takes your privacy seriously. We have created a Privacy Policy to inform you about the kind of information we may collect and the ways we may use it. Please review our Privacy Policy carefully.

You represent that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms of our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Terms of Service.

8. Copyright and Trademark Disputes

We respect copyright law and expect our members to do the same. We have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of registered members or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. If you believe any Content or materials on the Service infringe your copyright, you agree to abide by the notice and takedown procedures set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information please read our Copyright Policy.

9. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold SliQ, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees) in any way related to or arising out of: (i) your access to or use of the Service, (ii) Your Content, (iii) your violation of any of these Terms of Service; or (iv) the infringement by you, or anyone using your account, of the intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity. SliQ reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims at your expense. You agree not to settle any matter for which you are required to indemnify us without our prior written consent in each case. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding once we become aware of it; however, our failure to notify won’t affect your obligations hereunder (except to the extent that our failure to notify you materially prejudices your ability to defend the claim).

10. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY, SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF SLIQ. EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED.

A. YOU AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RISK THAT YOU MIGHT BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT IS OFFENSIVE, INDECENT, INACCURATE, OBJECTIONABLE, OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE). WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICE, THE SAFETY OR SECURITY OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY CONTENT INCLUDED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

B. WE MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES. ACCORDINGLY, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM THE ACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IF ANOTHER USER MISUSES YOUR CONTENT OR IDENTITY, OR IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE).

C. YOU AGREE THAT OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY, WILL BE LIMITED TO AND WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (I) THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, YOU PAID DIRECTLY TO SLIQ IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (ii) $100.

D. SLIQ DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, COSTS OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES), WHETHER BASED IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR CONTENT, EVEN IF SLIQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

11. Our Policy Toward Children

Our Service is not directed to children under the age of13, and we do not knowingly collect, solicit, or store personally identifiable information from, or about children under the age of 13. For that reason, we ask you to confirm your age when you sign up for the Service by providing an accurate age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her under 13 child has provided us with personally identifiable information without his or her consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@sliqbits.com.

12. Governing Law and Venue

These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of the State of California, without to that State’s conflict of laws provisions. For any claim, cause of action, or dispute that may arise between us, you accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the Northern District of California. The parties expressly exclude application of the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods to these Terms of Service. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms of Service, we may seek injunctive or other relief in any state, federal, or national court of competent jurisdiction for any actual or alleged infringement of our or any third party’s intellectual property and/or proprietary rights.

13. Termination

You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by closing your account, discontinuing your use of the Service, and providing us with a notice of termination at the address provided below.

We may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the Service, and/or ban you altogether from the Service for any or no reason, without notice or liability of any kind (except as otherwise expressly provided in Section 2B of these Terms of Service). If we close or suspend your account for violating these Terms of Service, such closure or suspension shall be deemed a termination with cause. We may also modify or terminate the SliQ Service without prior notice.

In the event of termination, whether by you or us, Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, and 9 through 14 of these Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect, including our right to use Your Content as detailed in Section 3C.

14. General

We may provide you with notices by email, regular mail or communications through the Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically (to the email address you provide in your account profile) satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

You will comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing your use of the Service and posting of Your Content (including, without limitation, all applicable laws governing export control). In particular, but without limitation, you agree that:

Acceptable Use Policy

SliQ lets people from around the world communicate with their friends and family. Please don’t misuse the SliQ services. If you do, we may suspend or terminate your account.

You agree not to use the SliQ services to engage in illegal, fraudulent or other wrongful conduct, including but not limited to the following:

Privacy Policy

SliQ makes communication easier between you and the people you care about. SliQ's voice and video call make it fast and easy to share experiences with your family and friends, wherever they are.

SliQ takes your privacy seriously, and we are committed to maintaining the privacy of the personal information that you provide to us. By using SliQ you acknowledge that the terms and conditions in this Privacy Policy will apply to you, as well as to any information that you give us. Please take the time to read through this Privacy Policy to get acquainted with our practices.

We sometimes use capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy; if they’re not defined here, they’re defined in our Terms of Service, which are incorporated here by reference. SliQBits Pvt Ltd is the legal name for company providing the SliQ service, however, we will use SliQ throughout this Privacy Policy when referring to the SliQ service and Mobile Applications (the “Service”) that we provide on various mobile operating systems.

1. Information We Collect, and How We Use It.

We collect different types of information through the Service, including: information that you provide us directly; information about you that we automatically collect from log data, IP addresses, and aggregated user data; cookies; information that you give us about your friends; and your call histories. We may use this information in different ways.

A. Information that you provide us directly

What is it?

 

How do we use it?

Other things you should know:

B. Information that we automatically collect:

What is it?

        We automatically collect information about your computer, mobile device, tablet, and other devices when you use our Service. Among other things, we collect session data, IP addresses, web browser software information, and mobile device identifiers such as your device’s UDID.

        We may also collect and/or aggregate information about your online activities, including but not limited to, content you view, demographic patterns, elements of the Service that you use, and pages you visit.

How do we use it?

        We may analyze, evaluate, and/or aggregate this information to help us understand your interests and the interests of our other users, to analyze trends, to optimize your user experience and improve the Service.

Other things you should know:

        We may share aggregated information about the Service and our users, without seeking additional consent, with third parties (including, without limitation, advertisers, media, and actual or potential partners or investors) for informational, marketing, and/or promotional purposes. If we do share that information, we will only share it on an aggregated basis and in a manner that does not reveal any personally identifiable information about any individual user.

C. Cookies and other technologies

What are they?

        “Cookies” and similar technologies, such as web beacons and locally stored objects, are small data files that we transfer to your computer that collect information such as the pages visited, the date and the time of a visit and other information about your use of the Services. Cookies in and of themselves don’t personally identify you, although they do identify your computer, your accounts, your browser, and your session.

How do we use them?

        To optimize your experience of the Service, such as allowing you to log in to the Service on your computer without re-entering your password each time you visit the Service;

        To deliver faster and more consistent Service;

        To help us better understand how you interact with the Service; and

        To measure the effectiveness of the Service, its features, offerings, advertisements, and other communications.

Other things you should know:

        Third party advertisers on the Service can place or read cookies on your browser. You can change your browser’s options to stop accepting cookies, or to prompt you before you accept a cookie on a website that you visit; however, you should know that if you don’t accept cookies, you might not be able to use all the features of our Service.

D. Information you give us about your friends

What is it?

        If you choose to use the Service to tell a friend about us, we will ask you for and store your friend’s email address and/or phone number. We also might ask you to access your phonebook, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or other social media sites contacts for this purpose.

How do we use it?

        If you choose to use the Service to invite one of your contacts to use the Service, we will send your friend an email or SMS inviting them to visit the Service. We use this information solely to send these emails or SMS messages, to help your friends register with the Service, and to track the success of our invitation program. Your friend can contact us at privacy@sliqbits.com anytime to ask us to remove this information from our database.

E. Your Call History

What is it?

        We will collect, save and store all information contained in your SliQ call history. You can permanently delete your SliQ call history at anytime.

How do we use it?

        To allow you to access and search your call history for your own purposes.

        To collect aggregated data from your call history. We use the data to build language models which help us improve the Service. We will only collect this data on an aggregated basis, and in a manner which does not reveal any personally identifiable information about any individual user. We will use this data to help us understand our users’ interests, analyze trends, and customize the user experience.

2. Sharing Your Information.

In addition to using your information for the purposes described above, we may share your information with parties other than SliQ or its users (the “Third Parties”). In some cases we may request your permission before we share that information, but we reserve the right to share your information with Third Parties without prior notification or without soliciting additional permission: We discuss below situations where we may share your information without requesting your further permission:

        We share certain information about you (including information which could be used to personally identify you) with the companies we engage to facilitate our Service, perform Service-related functions, and/or provide the Service on our behalf, such as Internet Service Providers and hosting service providers. We require these companies to maintain your information in confidence, and they are prohibited from using your information in any way other than performing services for or on behalf of SliQ.

        We may disclose your information (including information which could be used to personally identify you) when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary: (i) to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other compulsory legal process; (ii) to protect our property rights and investigate and defend against legal claims (iii) to enforce or apply our Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service or our other policies or agreements; (iv) when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect others from death or serious bodily injury; and (v) as otherwise required by law.

        Transfer your information in the event that SliQ is involved in a merger, acquisition, divestiture, consolidation, reorganization, asset sale, or bankruptcy.

3. Controlling Your Information.

B. Accessing and Changing your Account Information; Deleting your Account

        You can edit, update, or delete your account at any time.

        If you delete your account, you won’t be able to sign in, use the Service, or access any of your information. If you delete your account, we may retain certain information associated with your account, for analytical purposes and recordkeeping. If you delete your account with us, please be aware that we may retain any content you have previously posted on the Service, including, without limitation, any other data or posted content.

C. Opting out of Receiving Communications

        You can opt out of receiving communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link (or similarly labeled link) at the bottom of a particular communication. Note that you won’t be able to opt out of service-related communications like service announcements, administrative notices, and the like.

4. Security

Your account, registration information, and password are protected so that only you (or any third parties that you allow to access your login credentials) can access your account. All personally identifiable information that we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. The Service has technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information which is under our control. While we are committed to implementing reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect your information against foreseeable risks, no computer system or information can ever be fully protected against any possible risk, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to circumvent those safeguards, or access and/or use your personal information for improper purposes.

5. International Transfer

SliQ is an Indian company and stores its data in India. This data is subject to Indian laws. Thus, your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, SliQ transfers that information to India and processes it there. By using the Service, you understand and consent that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

6. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time. When we make changes, we will notify you by making the revised version available on this webpage, and will indicate at the top the date of the latest revision. You should check this Privacy Policy on a regular basis, since revised versions will be binding on you. Any such modifications will be effective when we post the updated Privacy Policy. You understand and agree that your continued access to our Service after any posted modification to the Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of those modifications.

7. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us online at support@sliqbits.com, or by mail at:

SliQBits, Pvt Ltd

2nd Floor, #412 Jindal Building,

100ft Road, 4th Block Koramangala,

Bangalore 560034 India